Giggle Dam Theatre’s belongings to be auctioned off to shell out financial loan

Giggle Dam Theatre’s belongings to be auctioned off to shell out financial loan

You can own a piece of the now-shut Port Coquitlam dinner theatre GoFundMe seeks donations to invest in again things for a achievable re-opening.

The closing act is nevertheless to appear for Port Coquitlam’s Giggle Dam Theatre.

In a position Auctions has announced that it is promoting off costumes, furnishings, musical devices, bar ware and much more from the now-closed evening meal theatre, found at 2616 Shaughnessy St. in downtown PoCo.

The money from promoting off the merchandise will go toward paying off a Giggle Dam financial institution financial loan that was called in when the business’ lease was terminated.

However, in a spectacular twist, supporters of the previous owner, Mark Friebe, are hoping to elevate funds to purchase some of the objects.

A GoFundMe crowd-funding marketing campaign has been introduced for Giggle Dam and the charm has by now lifted $23,000 of the $250,000 funding ask for, like a $15,000 nameless donation.

The hope is to “order the assets from the auction value saving, transport them and keep them, and it all has to take place promptly,” the GoFundMe site notes.

Assets to be marketed in a 7 days

In accordance to the crowdfunding campaign, a program is in the operates to reopen a “Giggle Dam-like comedy supper theatre,” but the GoFundMe web site notes that a long run re-opening is “unsure.”

In the meantime, there is a limited turnaround to liquidate Giggle Dam Theatre’s property, with every little thing to be marketed off by the conclude of this week.

General public viewing of the Giggle Dam catalogue will just take put Wednesday (March 22) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (no kids less than the age of 12 allowed), with the auction using place at 9:30 a.m. the subsequent working day on Thursday, March 23.

Uncover out a lot more about the Giggle Dam auction, like how to spend and when to select up products on this internet website page.

Unhappy finish to 21 calendar year-outdated enterprise

In mid-February, Friebe’s small business manager, AJ Thompson, confirmed to the Tri-Town Information that the theatre “unexpectedly closed” thanks to a “small business dispute” with the landlord.

Proprietor Friebe advised the Tri-Town Information that closing the small business was a blow after 21 years, during which Giggle Dam withstood problems these kinds of as COVID-19 closures and h2o harm that required pricey repairs.

“I just adore what I do, I appreciate the Giggle Dam,” claimed Friebe at the time.

The firm is preparing a legal problem to the closure, in accordance to the GoFundMe website page.

“Many persons have requested if we could begin a fundraiser, so they could assist. If we can elevate plenty of money to either buy the belongings or purchase new kinds, there is a probability we could possibly make it,” the group-funding charm notes.

“We adore you and thank you all for your guidance. We will submit regular updates to the fundraiser and Fb.”