Bump ‘n Grind is set to transform its Analog Market location at 923 Gist Ave. in downtown Silver Spring into a “one-of-a-kind third space,” according to an email from owner David Fogel.

Plans for the space include an outdoor garden, indoor cafe/restaurant, vinyl/piano bar and rear patio while maintaining the analog market on the second floor, Fogel said.

The project was proposed by Fogel as a community initiative. To raise funds for the project, Fogel offers a promissory note option, repaid in monthly installments, starting at $10,000, along with other perks.

The full text of the email is below:

It takes courage and a bit of common sense to pull back the curtain, share your dreams and ask for help.

Here we are. After the trauma of the pandemic, leaving our 7-year-old space at 1200 East-West Highway, I told myself that I would never put myself, my family, [or] my company in such a situation again. After a journey of over 2 years, I have found a lot and an opportunity on what I hope will be Bump ‘n Grind’s forever home, and I need some financial help to make it happen.

In July, Bump ‘n Grind took over 923 Gist Ave. in downtown Silver Spring. Over the past few months, along with 7 other small businesses, we have transformed the 1950s house into the Analog Market. A place where people can meet, [and] discover everything from antiques and collectibles to clothing from around the world and jewelry made here locally.
We hope to continue transforming the space into a third one-of-a-kind space with an outdoor garden; [an] cozy indoor cafe/restaurant; a Vinyl/Piano bar, and [a] back patio while retaining Analog Market on the second floor. Our mission remains the same, to create a unique district at the service of the third space. A space built on our pillars: Coffee, Music and Community that helps define and reflect who we are.

We have a great team that is dedicated body and soul to the design and concept. We need to fundraise to make it happen. To that end, Bump ‘n Grind is reaching out to our community, offering promissory note options, repaid in monthly increments, starting at $10,000 plus a few extra perks (coffee pun intended). Over our 11 years, we have benefited from a series of promissory notes that have helped us grow. We’ve completed them all successfully and have never missed a payment.

We have grown a lot in 11 years. Expand our presence and impact in the coffee community through our roasting operation in Kensington; supporting musicians through music and our label, and creating meaningful spaces and partnerships with other small businesses where people come together to share dreams, visions, time and space. If the above concept of BnG’s Forever Home is something you’d like to see, visit, [and] have in your neighborhood – we could really use your help to manifest it.

Please contact me, David, directly if you are interested, want to know more, [or] can play an essential role [in] our ongoing journey and evolution: [email protected]

Photos courtesy of Bump ‘n Grind

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