CA$799.00raised of CA$333,000.00 goal goal
✦ WELCOME TO THE METAMORPHOSIS ✦
✦ Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes... we are Ready to Reignite the Spark that once was 'Vegebitez' and let the Embers Flourish into an even Brighter Flame now called GEMINI GRUBHAUS ✦
✦ Our Vision is to Honour our First Restaurant whilst creating change that aligns with who we are Today & the Future. To show our appreciation to our Loyal Customers that never lost hope that we might reopen our doors again whilst also welcoming all you new curious foodies to experience this new Journey with us! To show others that it's never too late to Shoot for the Stars and go after your Dreams.. even if that means asking for help... now this is where my story begins with me Humbly asking you all for your help to bring my Dream to Fruition! ✦
✦ LITTLE BACKSTORY ✦
A Foodie since the days of when I needed a dining chair to reach the counter top to help my Mom mix the Banana Bread Batter.. (& caught in action doing so!) until the day when my world forever changed and I became extremely ill - back in High school around 15 years ago. Food no longer was a joyous occasion everyday nor nourishment for the body & soul... but rather the enemy that I later found out was the culprit the entire time that left me bed bound for over a year. 8 Years went by as I was petrified to eat at a restaurant... alas I finally mustered up the guts to eat at an establishment that promised many time beforehand that they would take the upmost of care... Relief! I missed the social aspect of dining out, it creates community. My excitement was short lived as my fears became a reality and my food was tainted with the very ingredients I had avoided for so long and was promised wouldn't be an issue to accommodate. But EVERYTHING in Life Happens for a Reason! I decided to turn those Sour Lemons into the Sweetest of Lemonades and THUS in 2015 our First restaurant, Vegebitez was Born as Love Letter to those who are just like me!
Just over 3 years into Business we sadly closed the Doors due to a multitude of reasons that will remain private. It was not an easy decision in the slightest. Alas, the memories forever remained in my mind and my soul knew it wasn't the end of that chapter, rather a new Book yet to be written! The past fews years of isolation made it ever more apparent that I missed the community that food helps conjure. The sense of humanity, community and more importantly, connection. I craved it again... that little voice in my head grew louder and louder and I knew I had listen.... REINVENT & REOPEN!
GEMINI GRUBHAUS is my Baby! It's something I work day & night on - I am so incredibly PROUD already and it hasn't even taken its first steps yet. But with any Newborn... it takes a Village! A Village of Supporters who are willing to take the Leap of Faith with me and BELIEVE in this Venture as much as I do!
✦ LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION!✦
Finding a Location has been a very long process and not for the faint of heart. We have always had our hearts set on returning to Oakville as that is where this all started - It was home! Returning to Oakville seemed out of reach as many units we seeked were solely interested in franchises so we looked elsewhere! (seriously, we've probably scouted over 30 Locations within Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Waterdown, Georgetown, Milton, Guelph.. You name it, we've considered it!)
It's been a journey where we have had 2 REALLY Hopeful Locations that were be the New Home of GEMINI GRUBHAUS - only for them to be ripped away from us in the 11th Hour - 1 in Oakville and 1 in Guelph.
I can't go through losing another location a third time so I've decided to take a different approach and let the Universe guide us to our PERFECT Location... WITHIN OAKVILLE! Our hearts were always set here. Lots has gone on behind the scene and many more locations have popped up that could work for us so I'm doing things slightly unconventional and a little backwards - makes things more exciting! I'm raising the money first and however much we raise will determine what location will be ours. It could either be North or South Bronte, Downtown, Dundas Core, East Oakville, Etc...
Some units are Empty Shells while others need Major Renovations. Some are on the smaller side and others have more space that will allow for us to create more deliciousness for you all! I'm leaving it up to the Universe to set the new path for GEMINI GRUBHAUS!
✦ WHAT ARE THE FUNDS BEING USED FOR? ✦
From Start to Finish and Everything In-between, You're Helping me Build my Dream!
From a Full Build Out of a Restaurant including HVAC/ Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Cabinetry, the Trades doing the work - to the Appliances, Furnishing & Fixtures - Every Dollar Donated will be Immensely Appreciated & Mindfully spent, so when you walk through the doors you can share the Excitement with us of what we have essentially created TOGETHER!
We are Raising $333,000
(Around 7% in Fees will be deducted from the Raised Goal which has to be paid for using this Platform)
Pricing of everything has definitely increased since we last opened 8 years ago. I know this is no small ask but please know that I am BEYOND Grateful to you ALL - Raising the Entire Goal is Paramount in order for us to more forward!
When this Crowdfunding is Fully Raised we are Projecting to be Open by Early Summer of 2024!
✦ OUR OLD MENU & A TASTE OF WHAT'S TO COME ✦
From Burgers to Bowl, Salads to Sides & EVERYTHING in-between! I have been working tirelessly to Honour the Tastes & Flavours of our old Vegebitez Menu whilst creating NEW Items & Delicious Flavours in Each Category, Expanded Selections of Certain Items... NACHOS!!.... IYKYK! And even offering NEW Categories of Scrumptiousness that your Tastebuds can Dance the Tantalizing Tango To! Heavenly Food for a Devilish Mood!
✦ HOW YOU CAN HELP ✦
Having a Dream so BIG that the only way it could become a reality was though the kindness, generosity & help of others... it is such a humbling and nerve-racking experience. I am never one to ask for help but I believe so deeply in this vision & have been imagining reopening this foodie Dream of mine for a long time now! Your hard earned dollars going towards MY Dream is Magic in its purest form and I will never take it for granted nor ever forget what you gracious souls are doing for me... There are not enough words to express my Immense Gratitude for all who choose to Donate!
We have HUGE Plans for GEMINI GRUBHAUS... Plans that go beyond the Boarders of Oakville. We Thank You for Riding this Roller Coaster of a Journey with US!
✦ LETS GET OUR GRUB ON! ✦
Receive a Custom GEMINI GRUBHAUS PIN & STICKER Handwritten Thank You Card & for your Belief in Us your Name will Forever be on our Virtual Founders Wall as Token of our Gratitude ✦ Pin & Sticker & Thank You Card to be Received in Person Once we are Open ✦
10 PERCENT OFF DISCOUNT CARD FOR 1 MONTH ✦ Also Comes with Thank You Card & Sticker ✦ Can be Used as often as you like for the our First Month of Business ✦ Cannot be used in conjunction with other Discount Offers ✦ To be Received In Person Once we Open
You will Receive a Custom GEMINI GRUBHAUS Tote Bag & Pin & Sticker & Handwritten Thank You Card. Also for your Belief in Us your Name will Forever be on our Virtual Founders Wall as Token of our Gratitude! ✦ Tote Bag & Pin & Sticker & Thank You Card to be Received in Person Once we are Open ✦
10 PERCENT OFF DISCOUNT CARD FOR 3 MONTHS ✦ Also Comes with Thank You Card & Sticker ✦ Can be Used as often as you like for the the First 3 Months of Business ✦ Cannot be used in conjunction with other Discount Offers ✦ To be Received In Person Once we Open
You & a Special Someone will Receive ✦ 1 Large Nacho to Share ✦ 2 x Cheesy Mac w 2 Toppings of your Choice for Each ✦ 2 x Drinks of your Choice ✦ 2 x Desserts of your Choice ✦ 2 x Thank You Cards ✦ 2 x Pins ✦ 2 x Stickers ✦ 2 x 5 Dollar Off Coupons to be used at your Next Visit (cannot be used with loyalty card/ other discount cards) ✦ All will come in a Picnic Basket ✦ To Be Received Once we are Open
10 PERCENT OFF DISCOUNT CARD FOR 3 MONTHS ✦ Also Comes with Thank You Card & Sticker ✦ Can be Used as often as you like for the the First 6 Months of Business ✦ Cannot be used in conjunction with other Discount Offers ✦ To be Received In Person Once we Open
✦ You will Receive a 10 Percent Off Discount Card that is for Life! Let your Gluttony Run WILD! ✦ Can be used everyday, as many times as you like - Delivery Services Excluded ✦ Can only be used by YOU, the Purchaser of this Reward - Can Not be used by someone else OR if someone else is paying ✦ Can Not be used with any other Discount Offers ✦ To be Received in Person once we are Open
✦ You will Receive a 15 Percent Off Discount Card that is for Life! Let your Gluttony Run WILD! ✦ Can be used everyday, as many times as you like - Delivery Services Excluded. ✦ Can only be used by YOU, the Purchaser of this Reward - Can Not be used by someone else OR if someone else is paying ✦ Can Not be used with any other Discount Offers ✦ To be Received in Person once we are Open
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