Mexican restaurant Santo Remedio has hit and exceeded its crowdfunding target of £40,000 ahead of its deadline this evening.
The Kickstarter campaign, which was launched to pay for the refurbishment of a new Santo Remedio restaurant in central London, has now raised £44,266 from 390 backers. The cut-off time to meet the target was 10.08pm tonight (7 June).
Owners Edson and Natalie Diaz-Fuentes opened the original Santo Remedio in Shoreditch, London, in early 2016, but despite good reviews from critics it was forced to close seven months later in August 2016 for unknown reasons.
According to the Kickstarter site, half of the £40,000 raised will go towards building the prep kitchen and the purchase of a 20-grid Rational oven and extraction hood.
It also said: "If we beat our initial goal we do have further goals. This will involve importing art work, decor and crafts from Mexico to transform the bar area in to a true likeness of the cantinas and mezcalerias found in Mexico City and Oaxaca. The more we raise, the more we can spend on making the space a unique, vibrant and welcoming place."
Edson Diaz-Fuentes said: "Both Natalie and I would like to personally thank all of our backers, each one of their kind donations has helped us get our new site up and running. We are putting all of our energy and passion into the new Santo Remedio and both if us are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back through the doors very, very soon."
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