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Old Town's 10-year-old coffee shop/all-ages music venue Backspace is looking to raise nearly $10,000 to avoid eviction by the end of the year. The Portland Mercury reports that owner Eric Robison has "two weeks to pay up on his overdue rent or make way for an unidentified new tenant" — from now until December 31, a series of fundraising concerts and events are on the calendar. [Blogtown]