NEW CONTEST OPEN TIL WEDNESDAY 3/12 AT 11:59PM. CHECK UPDATES FOR INFO!
New perk added. All levels receive an invite to the pre-open celebration. Exclusive way to thank everyone who's contributed!
Where We Are, Where We're Going
As some of you may know, I've been working towards making this business operational for about a year and a half. There have been countless hurdles throughout the whole process, but I've refused to give up.
It was my intent from the beginning to bring Omaha its own late-night Nerd-Oasis in the midst of our barren landscape of sports bars, music venues, and holes in the proverbial wall. While the walls of our Local Game Shops shall not be forsaken, Omaha deserves a new kind of haven for gamers, comic readers, and movie buffs. That, dear friends, is what I'm striving for.
Make no mistake, the intent and drive is ever present. As I look around my own walls, however, I realize I'm coming up a touch short of that "haven" or "oasis" moniker. Sure, everything has come along beautifully here. It will look and feel like the cafe/bar/lounge hybrid I'd set out for on the surface. Without that little bit extra, we wont surpass the surface image.
You've probably noticed the timeline is right around 14 days. We are, in fact, nearing the end of build out. Add in time to pick up what we can in the next section, setup time, and we'd be pretty short on time to implement everything if we went much longer.
The "Little Bit Extra"
I am looking to bring in an additional $7500 to flesh out some of the concepts we've been working with. The bar is split into three distinct sections. I'll detail, section by section, what is needed and mark the priority level. Priority level will come into play if we fall short of our goal. If we go beyond the $7500, I'll add in any stretch goals beyond improved itemized budgets.
Main Bar Floor
2-6 additional tap lines (~$125-150/each) HIGH
Decent surround sound for TV/Stereo (budgeting ~$300 on this) VERY HIGH
Bench/smoking caddy for outside ($200) MODERATE
1-2 more tables (~$100/each) MODERATE
4-12 more bar stools (budgeting $40/stool) MODERATE
2x LED kit for back bar ($30-50 per set) LOW
3x USB outlets for under front bar (~$25/each) LOW
Neons/decor ($350) MODERATE/LOW
Video Game Lounge
1-2 more couches (Budgeting ~$150/each) VERY HIGH
1 minimum 39"tv ($200 budgeted) HIGH
Additional 360 controllers ($100) HIGH
Controller charge packs ($200) LOW
Improved game selection [ensuring 4 copies for 16-player games] (Budgeting $600) MODERATE
2x N64 setups [8x controllers, games] (Budgeting $300) LOW
2x HD Webcams for onsite Twitch Streams ($200) LOW
2x Roku for Twitch Streams ($200) MODERATE
Additional era-aesthetic furniture (Budgeting $750) VERY HIGH
HD Projector ($300) HIGH
Projection Screen ($100) HIGH
Electric log w/heater for fireplace ($150) HIGH
Improved game selection (budgeting $250) LOW
Track lighting for artwork ($150) MODERATE
Improved TPB/comic selection (Budgeting $200) MODERATE
Improved internet/routers ($200) LOW (wont really know if I need more til open, but would love to have more speed than less at open)
Sun Shades for front windows ($250) MODERATE
Backup laptops for BarCraft tourneys ($500) LOW
I gave this some thought as I was deciding how to approach this campaign. I have seen, and personally done, limited runs of cool, kitschy stuff related to the projects of this nature. Especially with our opening on the horizon, that didn't seem like the right fit.
I realized a better choice would be offering what many of you will be coming into The Android Factory for, at a discounted price.
Vouchers will be emailed within 48hrs of purchase. Gaming and movie vouchers will be traded in onsite for swipe cards and tickets, respectively.
All vouchers will be good for 1 year after the date of our opening.
Movie night Tickets will be valid for one year after pickup.
Game cards will be active for the specified length of time after pickup. Think of it like a subscription. ie: Bronze card gives you 5hrs play time up front. Once you run out, and the card is within the one month window, additional time can be purchased for $4/hr. Renewals of all game cards will be available onsite.
One final note on the perks: What I added initially, I felt was a fair spread without getting ridiculous, financially. In the event that anyone may wish to contribute more than the levels present, please contact me first. I can add more before the end.
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