CULTUREfix Crowdfunding for Retractable Seating
CULTUREfix is the latest Lower East Side business to utilize Lucky Ant’s collection pot services, following in the footsteps of both Grotto and neighbor Dessert Truck Works. For the next five days, the NYPD-defying watering hole-slash-gallery room at 9 Clinton Street is crowdfunding for a new remodeling project. The success of their two-year-old concept apparently resulted in the need for additional space for “hanging out and drinking.”
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Co-owner Cole Schaffer tells us that the ultimate goal is to:
Provide for a space that people can relax and be comfortable in when an event is not taking place. We found that when an event ends, or one is not taking place on a particular night, everyone in the space likes to cram into the bar when we have this huge space in the back for people hang out in.
In order to realize this dream, local start-up Lucky Ant was commissioned to help raise $5,700 for a retractable seating system in the rear gallery area. But not like the pull-out benches in so many grade school gymnasiums. Instead, we are told the set-up would more resemble the subway-style seating found in the French underground transit system.
The idea is that they fold away against the wall. The seating would act more like banquettes against the wall when engaged and become a flat piece of material when not.