Supporters of the planned Grow restaurant in downtown Shelton gathered for a fund-raiser at Bar 140 on Center Street on Monday evening.

Grow is a farm-to-table restaurant being planned for the Liquid Lunch location on Howe Avenue by Liquid Lunch owners Fred and Michele Bialek and partner Mark Moeller.

They have started a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the eatery, through GoFundMe.com.

The Liquid Lunch location in downtown Shelton has been closed since being damaged by the massive January 2014 fire that destroyed a large, adjoining building.

The fund-raising event featured food prepared by Fred Bialek, including appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The Alpaca Gnomes, a Connecticut-based band, performed at the event.

The Bialeks, who are a married couple, also operate Liquid Lunch locations in the Scinto corporate park on Research Drive in Shelton, and in Milford Center. They live in Shelton.

Moeller, also a Shelton resident, is a restaurant consultant who has worked with hundreds of eating establishments around the country, especially in the Northeast.

Click below to read a story about opening the new restaurant:

http://www.sheltonherald.com/67883/liquid-lunch-launches-community-effort-to-re-open-in-downtown-shelton

Learn more about their GoFundMe campaign by clicking below:

www.gofundme.com/dhk9uo