Beehive Oven Is Opening A Restaurant Without Your Crowdfunding Money

Beehive Oven Is Opening A Restaurant Without Your Crowdfunding Money
Photo: Austin McAllister

When did crowdfunding become a substitute for good honest work and glad-handing your wealthy friends? We kid (kind of). But really, everything is getting crowdfunded these days and for most non-Mamets the web-based fundraising approach is working out pretty well.

But a recent and surprising exception is Treva and John Chadwell of Beehive Oven, a staple of Smorgasburg famous for their biscuits, whose Kickstarter campaign to raise additional funds for a brick-and-mortar restaurant didn’t reach its goal of $35K in time. Never ones to despair, GrubStreet reports that the pair are following through with their plan anyway and will open a standing eatery at 743 Driggs Ave. and S. 2nd St. this spring.

“We will carry on and serve the best biscuits in NYC, create jobs in our new neighborhood and have a blast doing it,” the Chadwells said in a blog post on their website. “There are lots of great things ahead. See you in the SPRING!!”

The restaurant will offer Beehive staples like their ham and brie on buttermilk biscuits and butternut squash biscuits alongside beer, wine, fried chicken and other ridiculously delicious Southern fare. For a full rundown of the Chadwells’ biscuit-y vision, check out their Kickstarter page.

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