Social media might save Red Hook bars and restaurants. Businesses unable to reopen because equipment was destroyed by Sandy have turned to patrons to raise funds — and so far, it’s working, DNAinfo reports. Bait & Tackle, above, has raised $21,000 and surpassed its goal by $1,000 on Kickstarter. The Good Fork restaurant has raised more than $41,000 toward its $50,000 goal on GoFundMe.com. Kevin’s restaurant has turned to LuckyAnt.com for $3,000, and Red Hook Lobster Pound is issuing gift certificates via SmallKnot.com. Cafe and bar Fort Defiance has created “junk bonds,” aka gift certificates, worth half their cost on its own web site. “It’s a terrible deal for you, but we really need the money!” explained the site.
Red Hook Restaurants, Bars Ravaged by Sandy Appeal to Fans for Help [DNAinfo]
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