Konrad’s Officially Closed After Fundraising Falls Short
ST. CLOUD - A fundraising effort to revive a downtown St. Cloud wine bar fell short earlier this week.
Konrad's Wine Bar announced on their Facebook page that they are officially closed after raising just over $13,800 through a GoFundMe campaign.
Owner Guy Sprenger previously said his miracle goal for the fundraiser was $150,000 to catch up with vendors and creditors.
"With 5K going to the bank and another 5K to taxes, I don't have enough left to catch up with rent, insurance, utilities, vendors," Sprenger said on the Facebook page.
Konrad's opened last spring at 27 7th Avenue North, in the former home of Seven Elephants Coffee. They offered a variety of wines and cocktails.
"Thanks to the many guests who I've thoroughly enjoyed serving over the past year. I'm sincerely humble and extremely grateful for the opportunity to "live the dream" and the decision to close was extremely painful."
Follow up calls from WJON seeking further comment from Sprenger have gone unanswered.