Common vs COVID-19

by Common in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Common vs COVID-19
We did it
On 16th April 2020 we successfully raised £2,345 with 64 supporters in 28 days

Right now we are facing what could be a three month closure. We are looking to our community to help us get through this difficult period

by Common in Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Just like other small businesses (and individuals!), we are currently being bodied by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the recent government announcements.

We are a small independent bar and our immediate future is looking really uncertain right now. Up until the past week we were gearing up for future events, exhibitions, food menu revamps, DJ bookings, party shenanigans and more. We've been around the block (well, situated on the Edge....Street) for 15 years now and this, as with many of our peers, is our toughest challenge yet. 

Now, realistically we are looking at potentially shutting up shop for what could be three months, this is heartbreaking and something that we could not have prepared for. We have worked hard over the past few days to brainstorm ideas about how we might still serve our community going forward - with everything changing on a day-to-day basis, that is getting increasingly difficult. Our bar and kitchen staff have been working on the frontline, trying to make the best of the current situation. We could really do with your help - in our likely absence as a functioning bar IRL - if you can spare it, to help support our staff during this down time. 

If you have visited Common, been served by our amazing staff, enjoyed our burger / brunch-forward offering, or attended one of our events and you would like to be able to do so again in the future - we would love some community support in return for COMMON BAR TABS.

You'll get the amount back that you pledge in the shape of bar credit that can be redeemed whenever you choose. Plus if you can manage it, the £50 and £100 rewards have bolt-on spicy extras.

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This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

£10 Common Bar Tab to redeem when you wanna

£20 or more

£20 Reward

£20 Common Bar Tab to flash at the bar whenever you choose

£30 or more

£30 Reward

£30 Common Bar Tab. Just like Momma used to make. Redeemable when you please.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

£50 Common Bar Tab to whip out of your wallet at the bar like the King of Soho at your choosing. PLUS +++ A ltd edition t-shirt!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

£110 (that's right, a whole extra TEN POUNDS on top of your spend) Common Bar Tab to stunt at the bar like an absolute peacock whenever you damn want because you OWN THIS CITY. PLUS PLUS PLUS, a TWENTY-TWO inch New York style pizza of your choosing from pop-up kitchen, Nell's Pizza. Oh, and a ltd edition t-shirt too. Because you're fabulous.

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