GabeSowder wrote:The truth is we are not that far away from making a profit.
As pertains to Bank Street Brewhouse, I've been saying this for about three years now.
We, too, need to furnish and complete an outdoor area, and prior to this hue and cry over nothing, I'd been considering whether Kickstarter might be an option for us, as specifically targeted toward getting the beer garden up to speed more quickly. I still am. If anything, the Taco Punk controversy about nothing is confirming my own instincts, because anything that annoys the stodgy is worth considering.
I'm still shaking my head in amazement that this is even news. While I honestly can't explain the phenomenon whereby a Taco Punk bid at Kickstarter morphs into the snark-fest at Eater Louisville Wonka (other than to note that my praise for Mr. Everson was premature, indeed), here at the forum, it strikes me to some extent as generational. You're supposed to take your lumps the old-fashioned way, Gabe. Get raked by bankers, donate some more of your own blood, and grovel the accepted financial system fashion, not seek fresh alternatives outside the business as usual model. Seriously, can a Kickstarter project be more humiliating than bowing to a loan officer as he or she looks at you like you've just tracked mud into the office?
But don't worry. You cannot violate a code of ethics that doesn't exist.
Good luck. I don't know you, and I haven't been to Taco Punk (I will, as soon as I can), but let me say this: Combative is good, and you have to fight every single day, but push back against the urge toward bitterness. It's just wasted motion.
Yes, and one other thing: Don't go franchising on me, okay?
Just kidding. Maybe.
Roger A. Baylor
New Albanian Brewing Company &
NABC Bank Street Brewhouse
New Albany, Indiana