From Kate Trompetter

LoFi: a unique, vintage cocktail bar slated to open in Modesto's Downtown. With a gift, you can enjoy some exciting perks over the next year. And for now, these benefits are just for women!

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I am very proud to be a catalyst of a few glorious things in Modesto. In this moment, I'm attempting to catalyze LoFi: A new bar being opened by a dear friend in downtown Modesto.  

There are a few reasons I'm fiercely supporting this and excited to have a little piece of what's being created:

1. It's a good idea.

I love my hometown.  It's glorious. We deserve more gloriousness.  I rally behind people whose ideas contribute to the vibrancy of my city.  Ideas that amplify a thriving and ongoing effort to elevate our experience at home. LoFi is classy.  It's smart.  This vintage cocktail bar caters to the classy and the smart. From the specialty alcoholic and non alcoholic cocktails, to the return of the classic but newly popular Shrubs: a colonial time inspired process for preserving fruit juices, no detail has been missed. It's a good idea.

2. New life breeds, well, all kinds of things...

Downtown Modesto has some great bars, and we can have more.  New life in our downtown breeds more life, more business, more people, more fun, more options, and a more vibrant community.

3. Woman Owned, Designed and Operated.

There are a handful of brilliant, fierce women running amazing bars and restaurants in downtown Modesto.  And now there will be one more. And we should be spending more time together.

4. The Owner believes in us.

The creative confidence and vision that is coming through Owner Lauren Jamieson is contagious. She makes you feel in your bones that we deserve nothing but the best, most brilliant, beautiful experience.  

There's no part of Lauren Jamieson that is doing this because she wants to show Modesto what Class is.  She believes we have it already.  And she's creating a space for us to know it, too.  From the light fixtures, to the seating, to the bathroom mirrors.  This space was designed, in many ways, with women in mind. It was also designed to make us feel our gloriousness.

And oh ya, Lauren is a master at her craft and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience back to our community after having spent many years living, working, and going to school in New Orleans. She grew up here, moved away, and came back.  And now she is creating something for us.  I love her loyalty, her fierceness, and her vision.  As a women who recently stepped out into the world as a business owner, these are all qualities I want to amplify and support.

5. Good things can (and will) happen here.

There are many reasons why a great bar is important to community.  Aside from the tangible benefits of generating money in the economy, there are the less tangible benefits, too. A great bar is like the living room of a community.  Not unlike our own families in our own living rooms, a great bar can be a place where the values, aspirations, and possibilities of society intersect. It can be a place that allows you to step out of the day-to-day of work, home, and the world and "sip" into comfort and connection. At LoFi we can enthusiastically anticipate the girls nights, date nights, important conversations, the drink before the show, couples who will meet there and fall in love.

LoFi is in construction.  It should open in April.  We've got a lot to look forward to.  If you want a special piece of this, give today.

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