Madison's first and best video rental is bent on staying open as a cooperative. The store's profit is reliable, but we need your help to make the purchase.
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Your favorite neighborhood video store needs you help! The staff of Four Star (Nick, Helen, Lewis, Matt and Andy) are trying to buy the store from the current owner and become a cooperative. Unfortunately, none of us have enough money to buy the store outright. That's where you come in! We need to raise funds immediately so we can renegotiate our lease at the end of April. We operate at a solid profit, but, after thirteen years of dedication, the current owner is ready to move on to other things. If you want this Madison cultural landmark to stick around, start breaking open those piggy banks!
What We Need & What You GetWe need around $50,000 for our initial investment. In addition to the store becoming a worker cooperative, we will redouble our efforts to get even more of the movies you want! We also have a lot of cool store memorabilia and prizes, like mugs, t-shirts, the potential to get your name up in the store or even on a rental case! We are also committed to welcoming the community into the store with events and community outreach.
The ImpactMadison's best video store will remain open for you to get every movie your heart desires. We all get to keep working at a place we really believe in. We will be a co-operative which means that we will be in total control and will listen to what you want!
Other Ways You Can HelpTell EVERYONE you know to contribute! The more people who are involved the better.
Update 4/10/14: Just to address a common concern we've been hearing, the reason we chose flexible funding for this campaign is so we would have some funds to negotiate with even if we didn't reach our $50,000 goal. If we are unable to reach an arrangement with the current owner to keep the store open, then we will refund all donations to the best of our ability. Please be sure to include an email address or other contact information with your donation.