First-time restaurateur Erin Norris's sausage shop and restaurant Grindhaus has been in the works for some time now. Word first came about the project back in 2008, and Norris was close to having the renovated space on Van Brunt Street ready to go last year before Hurricane Sandy set the project back significantly. Ineligible for state or federal aid because the restaurant wasn't open yet before the storm, she's turned to Kickstarter for help getting the kitchen back in order, with hopes of finally opening this summer.
The Kickstarter campaign ends this Saturday, and right now it's less than $1,000 away from meeting its $17K goal. Check out the campaign's video with back story (and incredible graphics and bonus puppy footage) below.
Video: Grindhaus, a Red Hook Restaurant, Almost Ready