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Heather Earnhardt's The Wandering Goose Plans Late June Opening, Seeks Funding

Heather Earnhardt's The Wandering Goose could be as transformational for the neighborhood, as Linda Derschang's pub Smith was, when it was established in 2007. 15th Avenue was a lot sleepier in the pre-Smith era. Eater recently visited Earnhardt at the future site of the bakery, and she still projects a late June open.

Two significant developments since the last Plywood: 1) Earnhardt has established a Founders Club, where customers can prepay for meals at Wandering Goose, once it is open and 2) The 30-seat southern bakery will offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Based on her Volunteer Park Cafe experience, Earnhardt estimated that she would need $250k to build out the restaurant. A silent partner/investor and Fuel Coffee's Dani Cone have kicked in $100k, and $150k remains to be funded. And, that's where Earnhardt fans and supporters come in. Similar to Scott Staples funding scheme in opening Restaurant Zoe, for every dollar amount given by a future customer, they get 25% in additional credit(so for the base level contribution of $1,000, you will get a $1,250 gift card to spend at the bakery). The rewards get richer at the $5,000 level, which nets you $7500. If you would like to hand, but all of this is too rich--consider a $500 contribution, which will net you a $50 gift card and an invitation to the opening party.

· All Wandering Goose Coverage on Eater Seattle [-ESEA-]
· All Plywood Report Coverage on Eater Seattle [-ESEA-]
[Photo: The Wandering Goose/Facebook]

The Wandering Goose

403 15th Avenue East, , WA 98112 (206) 323-9938 Visit Website

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