Click here to support Come together for the Grind by Darren Conkerite
((If you’ve ever gone to Back to the Grind, know people who have, appreciate the arts scene in Riverside, or care about keeping local businesses alive, please check this out.
Back to the Grind needs to make some renovations to their space in order to be ADA compliant under newer codes. If they can’t make those renovations, they will have to close, even after eighteen years of being a creative and caffeinated hub for downtown Riverside.
Here are all of the things this fundraiser goes toward:
. Make our shop more accessible to the physically challenged so that we can meet the ADA guidelines.
. Upgrade the electrical/gas systems so that we can roast our own FRESH coffee on site
. Repair our cooling system and add an additional system to the basement
. Acquire an oven so your favorite vegan confections will be baked right in the shop
. Reinforce our back staircase and widen our mezzanine’s doorway
I normally wouldn’t use this blog for any sort of fundraiser tip, but Back to the Grind is a pretty special case. I spent a huge amount of time there, especially while I was working on my dissertation, and my friends and colleagues at UCR also constantly use the space both for work and for performance. I think it’s a pretty important fixture in downtown Riverside, and it would be a horrible shame to see it go for lack of funds to get back up to ADA code.))