City Feed is looking to raise $60,000 in order to purchase the Boylston Street space where the market initially launched 17 years ago.
"As many of you know, in August of last year, we had to close the doors of our Boylston Street store while the building’s owners made major repairs," City Feed's owners write on the fundraising page. "The work has taken much longer than originally estimated. While the carrying cost has been a strain for us over the past five months, it has also provided the opportunity to negotiate a purchase of the space. Owning the space will allow us to ensure our future in our favorite corner of the neighborhood we originated in. We need to raise $60,000 by February 21 to cover the down payment on the property. Any additional monies raised will be used to complete the re-installation and re-opening of the store."
Individuals can purchase City Feed store credit in the form of a "stored value card" toward in-store purchases at both the Boylston Street (dubbed "Little Feed" on the fundraising page) and larger Centre Street locations. Backers can receive rewards for their advance purchase cards, such as free espresso drinks or sandwiches, tote bags and ceramic mugs.
As of Thursday morning, the effort had raised more than $37,000 toward its $60,000 goal thanks to 120-plus backers.