It takes courage and a bit of gumption to pull the curtain back, share one’s dreams and ask for help.
In July, Bump ’n Grind moved into 923 Gist Ave in Downtown Silver Spring. Over the past few months, with 7 other small businesses, we’ve transformed the 1950’s home into our latest project, Analog Market. A place where people can come together, discover everything from antiques and collectibles, enjoy great music, and connect on a neighborly level.
Our mission remains the same, transform the space into a neighborhood-serving third space. Where people can gather both collectively, and in peace. We envision a vibrant outdoor garden; indoor cozy coffee house/restaurant; vinyl/piano bar and back patio, while also maintaining Analog Market's boutique vinyl record and thrift collection on the second floor. We are striving to have a home built on our pillars: Coffee, Music and Community. Collectively, Bump 'n Grind aims to be both a space that reflects the community we serve and promotes creative expression.
We’ve got a great team pouring their hearts and souls into the design and concept. We need to raise money to make it happen. To that end, Bump ’n Grind is reaching out to our community. Our initial ask is to help solidify our capital projects and fortify our plans for the property at 923 Gist Ave. We are first shooting for the stars, setting our sights on a target we hope will resonate with those who see a need for a place like Bump 'n Grind to thrive and serve our community. We are seeking promissory notes, starting at $5,000. These are to be paid back in monthly increments, with options and additional perks as the note matures (coffee pun intended).
Over the course of our 11 years we’ve benefitted from a series of promissory notes that have helped us grow. We successfully finished them all and never missed a payment. We’ve grown a lot over 11 years. Most recently, promissory notes from devoted community members have helped our Roastery expand and improve our roasting operations in Kensington, MD.
In a short time, 923 Gist Ave has evolved into an enriching space for all-ages, where small businesses, musicians, and neighbors thrive and create together. We are steadfast in continuing that process with love and open-hearts.
If the above concept of B n G’s Forever Home is something you’d like to see, visit, have in your neighborhood - help us manifest it. If you feel inspired to be an integral part of our journey, and want to learn more about the plans for 923 Gist Ave, please reach out to our founder and owner, David Fogel, directly: David@bumpngrind.co