AVA Bar & Lounge: The Exodus from East Liberty Fundraiser

Ava Bar and Lounge, better known as the sister lounge of the Shadow Lounge since 2007, provided the pre-gentrification vibe of East Liberty (not Shady Side or Eastside). We offer a lounge environment with sophisticated reasonably priced drinks, and a music vibe featuring Golden Era & Classic Hip Hip, Soul, Jazz, World, and Open Mic.

But now it’s time for a change. Ava Bar and Lounge is getting bigger and better in North Oakland!!! Imagine Ava’s relaxed and eclectic vibe now as a two level lounge, sizeable bars on both floors, and the smell of fun comfort food radiating from the kitchen. This sounds great doesn’t it, but what about parking? Not even an issue, a huge public lot is a hop-skip-and-jump away (literally, we tried it). The same great music and drinks in a new location.

But we need your help! The clock is ticking and we have 35 days to cross the t’s and dot the I’s. We don’t want to be closed for more than a week, and in order for this to happen, cash is king! This is where you come in: we thought it would be great to get all of you in the Shadow Lounge/ Ava Bar and Lounge community involved and offer some fun perks in exchange for contributions to making this new space a reality! Thank you for joining our campaign and for helping us make Ava Bar & Lounge a better place!

The main cost for our relocation is about $35,000.

What We Need & What You Get

$35,000 Good lawd that’s a lot of money…. Or is it?

· License Transfer & Fees- $5,000

o What’s a Bar and Lounge with no drinks?

· Kitchen Readiness- $20,000

o You want to eat don’t you?

· Remodeling- $10,000

o We want to look pretty for you!

The Impact

Shadow Lounge and AVA have been credited for not only launching the renewal of the East Liberty Night Life but helping to revitalize the business core of East Liberty.

Be a part of the change in North Oakland. We did it in East Liberty, now will do it again

Other Ways You Can Help

Spread the word… tweet, facebook, instagram, email, text, phone a friend, phone ten friends, send a carrier pigeon, use a bull horn…. However you communicate let everyone know!

Rome wasn’t built in a day…but Ava can be built in a week!

*** Everyone that contributes will be invited to a private launch party at the new location ***



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