Our growing vegan shop is the only vegan lifestyle shop in Northern Ca. You can find us at nfbveganshop, yelp, twitter, facebook and our blog. Not only do we offer quality vegan accessories, cookbooks and vintage, we carry hard to find vegan grocery and deli items. We have been open for one year in September and our lease is up. We are relocating to expand or food & beverage selections and carry vegan apparel lines. With a walk-up first floor location on a busy midtown Sacramento corner we feel confident that our business will grow and that's a good thing for our local and traveling vegan customers! We are here for you.
We had a kickstarter campaign that was not successful that included ideas for a vegan nacho and hot dog bar. The amount we asked for was too lofty...it included the kitchen sink (literally). Now, we have switched gears a little and tried to break our ideas down into multiple, realistic projects. Instead of trying to do too much at one time, we want to first get situated in our new location and recover from the moving experience. We don't want to lose any customers in the confusion so until we find our new legs a lot of time will be spent making sure people know we have moved and where we are. A move always sets you back financially. The money we are using to secure a whole new lease, in essence a whole new shop, could be used for upgrades to our inventory, displays and advertising. That's where you come in for us. We do have some simple ideas that can be done rather inexpensively. We thought offering a small coffee bar and local vegan pastries, bagels and gourmet cream cheeses for the mornings, along with more grab-n-go deli foods would be a welcome addition to NFB, and works with our location. We will still work towards building the vegan nacheez nacho bar because we think that would be so awesome to offer everyone, but that will be for another project after the dust settles with this move!
What We Need & What You Get
This campaign is different. It's a more realistic and grown-up version of our last go around. We know times are tough, and we know money is tight. This contribution will help us secure our place here in midtown Sacramento as not just as novelty store that is cashing in on a trend, but one that helps us fill a need for vegan business for the vegan (and wanna-be!) community. If the campaign fails, we are still going to relocate. Our lease is up and we have found a wonderful spot that will suit our needs. With a successful campaign, the funds are going to be used for making sure we continue to carry the products you want, local advertising for our new & upgraded shop location, and an improved website so we can do more on-line sales to our out of town supporters. We want to be able to give back to the animal charities that have served our community most of all. We will be implementing a bag token program so if you bring your own bag or pass on ours we will donate a dime to a cause of your choosing. (Please check out our perks list to see what would be our token of appreciation for your support! you get the perk up to the amount so don't worry if you do $1 you still get the bronze level perk, yo!)
Other Ways You Can Help
The main way to help without contributing would be to spread the word about us on your blog, FB, twitter etc. Tell a friend to check out our yelp reviews and let them know about us if they haven't heard of us already. Be sure to spread the word we are moving, that we are an independently owned business, operated by vegans! Also be sure to keep an eye out for vegan artists and designers. We are looking for vegan lines of clothing and accessories to consign/buy. All of this helps a small business like ours flourish. Finally, if you can't contribute monetarily and are not already please consider veganism as a lifestlye, or adopt an animal in need. GO VEGAN!