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Park Slope Artisan Shop Raising Money After Devastating Fire

Before the fire; Image via <a href="http://www.shopikon.com/s/new-york/cog-and-pearl">Shopikon</a>
Before the fire; Image via Shopikon

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Cog & Pearl, a shop that sells goods made by local, independent crafters, is trying to get back in business after an unused outlet sparked an electrical fire after closing on May 1st.

"The devastation is enormous," writes Kristin Overson, who owns the shop with her husband Seth, on the store's Fundly page. "Within an hour and a half we lost over 90 percent of our merchandise, not to mention most of our fixtures and the destruction of the store itself."

Though fixing up their Fifth Avenue shop is a distant dream right now, the couple is looking to raise $35,000 to revamp their e-commerce site "so it can serve as an interim 'mini-store' until we get back on our feet," which helps not only them but all of the artisans they support.

So far, they've raised 25% of that amount. Interested in helping out? Check out the link below to donate any amount, anonymously if you choose.
· Cog & Pearl Fire Recovery Fund [Fundly]
· Where to Take Out-of-Town Visitors Shopping in Park Slope [Racked NY]

Cog & Pearl

190 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217