Keep French Macarons in Albany

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Our current baking kitchen will soon no longer be available to us. Please help us raise the needed funds to relocate our kitchen and retail.
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Theo Hipos
Small Business
albany
United States
1 Team Member

As many of you know, we are soon losing our current kitchen.  In the very near future, we will no longer have access to the wonderful baking kitchen that we have been using since we got started over a year ago.

We (TC Bakery) have recently been informed that our current kitchen facility, will no longer be available to us in the upcoming months. It was a great pleasure to get our start in the shared kitchen on Colvin Ave, and we are forever greatful to have been afforded such an opportunity. However, this change now places a hardship upon us to relocate to a new kitchen and retail outlet, so that we may continue to bring you our French Macarons, Hand made croissants, and other French Pastries and desserts.

Since December 26th, we have been out searching, and negotiating possible new locations.  We have, up until now, kept much of this information internal to employees and partners only.  We have now come to realize that the cost of relocating is far too much for us to bare on our own.  With great hesitation, we are reaching out to our friends, families, neighbors, fellow entrepreneurs, and customers for a helping hand.

Please help support a local business stay in Albany.  We offer a very unique product and atmosphere.  True authentic Parisian croissants made from scratch, by hand.  French Macarons that are often compared to our customers past visits to Paris.  We have always put our hearts into our ingredients (staying away from preservatives, and high fructose corn syrup), using the best ingredients we can locate, worlwide, and offering true customer service - because we don't forget those who supported us and helped us grow, here in Albany, NY.

The Cost of Relocating:

The cost of relocating our business, to another part of Albany has proven to be much higher than we first anticipated.  We recognize that a good location is critical for our survival.  But, good location comes at a cost.  First and last months rent, as deposit, with all of the electrical, and kitchen remodeling and upgrades, new equipment, moving our existing large equipment (freezers and ovens) and the cost of taking on new employees far exceeds our available funds.  Although we have all put our personal funds together, internally, we are still short a minimum of $9,000 (possibly more) to make this move a reality.

Our goal is to raise the additional minimum $9,000.00

We have come to understand that we can not relocate our kitchen and store without asking for help.


 You are helping more than you may realize:

In helping TC Paris relocate, you are also helping preserve our current employee's job positions, as well as create a minimum of 5 new job positions within the Albany area, as we will be hiring bakers, and store employees. This in turn, helps the local economy grow.

You are also helping to keep quality products in Albany.

 

What happens if we do not reach our goal:

If we do not reach our financial goal, we will use the funds that we have collected to make every possible attempt to find an alternative form to relocate our kitchen, exhausting all possible, plausible  avenues.


For more information about the quality of our products and what we do, please read about what local media have printed about TC Bakery:

  1. http://alloveralbany.com/archive/2012/09/04/macarons-from-tc-bakery
  2. http://fussylittleblog.com/2012/11/02/new-treats-at-tc-bakery/
  3. http://fussylittleblog.com/2013/01/21/duchilly/

 

Other Ways You Can Help

We understand that not everyone who wants to help, is in a positioin to assist financially.  There are several other ways you can help out:

Inform others about our products

Support us with purchases online (every penny helps)

Join our Facebook and simply wish us well.  Sometimes moral support provides the much needed motivation to strive on.

 

 

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    !00% Pure Vanilla Extract

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    Chef's Choice 10-Pack

    Biggest Discount Ever offered on our French Macarons. For the final 3 days of our campaign, we are offering a 10-Pack of our French Macarons at a huge discount price of only $14.00 (Regular retail price is $20.00). Pay now, and stop in at a later time with your coupon to claim your assorted 10-pack of French Macarons.

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    Sneak Peak Flavor

    New "Caramel'extrême" French Macaron is arriving in May, 2013. But you can get a 10-pack sneak peak in your hands starting March 23. Our salted caramel cream with a pure rich brule caramel filling. It's insane. Save $2 on a 10 pack and get yours before they officially go public.

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  • $25USD
    Formidable II

    We say thank you for your kindness with a complimentary pack of our infamous Duchilly Hazelnut Pralines, and a 5 pack of assorted French Macarons. (Sorry, we are not able to offer shipping on this item) Coupon will be mailed Retail Value: $19.50

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    $50 Gift Card

    Buy your gift card now for $45, and get $5.00 Bonus cash! By helping us fund our relocation, we will reward you with an extra $5.00 for spending at TC Parisl

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    Magnifique II

    We offer you 2 10 pack boxes of French Macarons ($40 retail value) (Sorry, we can not offer shipping for this perk) Coupon will be mailed

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    Croissant Making Class

    Join TC Paris Bakery staff to learn how to make our French Butter Croissants, by hand. Classes will have a maximum of 10 people per class. Available class dates will be announced. Free Class coupon is good for 24 months. Coupon will be mailed, along with instructions on how to schedule your class. Retail Value: $65.00

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    $100 Gift Card

    Pay Now, and get a bonus $15. $85 today, gets you a $100.00 Gift Card for TC Paris that is good for 12 months. (Note: if we must unexpectedly close, we will issue refund on remaining balance of gift card).

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    Supérieur

    For your amazing generosity, please enjoy a complimentary 10 pack of the month club membership. This includes one 10 pack box of assorted French Macarons, each month for 12 months. Coupon will be mailed. Retail Value: $240.00

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