in.gredients: A Timeline
It’s hard to believe it’s been a year since we first announced our IndieGoGo fundraising campaign! Last June we pushed the in.gredients idea out to the public, curious to see if anyone would support our cause.
A year later, that cause is almost a reality! Our Manor Road storefront in Austin is finally nearing completion – so we want to take a chance to look back at how we’ve gotten here and look forward to seeing in.gredients come to life:
Our IndieGoGo campaign ends with a bang: $15,455 raised in eight weeks. Plans for the storefront buildout are finalized.
September 2011-January 2012
Our rocket speed’s slowed by construction permitting delays – so we make the most of the wait with community events (Yelp! Passport to Cherrywood event, a Halloween party, numerous film screenings), and use the extra time to fine-tune our store operations. Hanging out with some of our biggest fans on Saturday mornings, we knock out the construction tasks on the building that don’t require a building permit.
Finally, groundbreaking, after an unfortunately long waiting period! Construction of our storefront begins.
Construction continues, and our vacant garage begins to look more and more like a store. Our own Christian Lane and Brian Nunnery discuss in.gredients at SXSW. in.gredients hosts its first in.sessions – small, intimate recordings with artists from around the globe (videos here). in.gredients also announces its partnership with Urban Patchwork, a local mesh network of urban farms in the Cherrywood neighborhood, and plans for a store garden that’ll be a part of the Cherrywood CSA.
The buildout continues, with momentary delays as a few construction-related complications arose. The in.gredients online community votes to paint the storefront green. The store garden’s planted with the help of Urban Patchwork, and summer plants take root.
June 2012 (Today)
Construction enters its final stretch. The in.gredients team prepares to move into the new storefront and get things ready to rock! The garden’s summer plants begin producing. A long, long wait begins to come to a close. Thanks to all of you for your continued support, and for hanging in there with us!
July-August 2012 (Tomorrow)
Expect in.gredients‘ opening to be unique – our final days will not resemble anything folks would typically expect from a traditional grand opening. In fact, we’re not even calling our debut a “grand opening.” Keep your eyes peeled (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, here) for news of what’s up.
in.gredients has begun its final descent into Austin. Please fasten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in the folded, upright position… we’ll be on the ground shortly.