Fundraising Update: 5 Days To Go!

It’s almost here! We’ve all been scrambling to get the old store packed up and the new store ready for opening day. New paint on the walls, new art to make it feel like home, new construction for storage and retail… it’s hard to believe, but it’s all coming together.

The crew finished major renovations at Lloyd Street yesterday. You have to see it to believe the transformation. We’ll be continuing to work on smaller projects this fall as we get more feedback from volunteers and customers. Be sure to let us know what you like and what else you’d love to see in the space this year!

On Saturday, a dozen musicians from Menteur set up outside on Lloyd Street for an impromptu performance to welcome us to the neighborhood. We know the music festival’s not till Sunday, but we were too excited to wait!

The business strategy meeting on Sunday was small but generative. Stay tuned during opening week for a full report on our new directions.

With all the activity going on, there’s one very important message that can’t get lost in the shuffle. We need funds! We’ve already raised several thousand dollars, but this week we want to triple that so we can stock all the wonderful titles that our community wants to see. Remember, we stayed in our last location for almost twenty years, maintaining this project through the rough spots with nothing but hard work and determination. We want to be on Lloyd Street for another twenty years, and we can only do it with your help. Please check out our donations page today, and contribute whatever you can to help us start the new store right.

That’s all for now. We’ll see you soon in Carrboro!

-The Fundraising Committee