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    All I have to say is be careful what you wish for. Do not ask me how I know. Find a tenant and collect rent. $45 triple net is awesome if you can get it.
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    How about this. Down the hill from Lafayette College in Easton, PA

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    Retirement job for me. I love proper coffee. Espresso only. Do it for the art and the process. Like i said retirement job. :-)
    Seattle has a lot of those already. Competition is tough and especially to stand out and keep quality high. Go visit the main vivace location for an example thatís built to last. Most say he invented the 3 stream of artisanal espresso. Amazing consistency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyerx View Post
    Retirement job for me. I love proper coffee. Espresso only. Do it for the art and the process. Like i said retirement job. :-)
    Seattle has a lot of those already. Competition is tough and especially to stand out and keep quality high. Go visit the main vivace location for an example that’s built to last. Most say he invented the 3 stream of artisanal espresso. Amazing consistency.
    Reminds me of our artisan fluid exchanges. Nothing better than 9-10 quarts of craft oil in the morning.

    We absolutely change oil for the art of it. It’s magic.

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    Thanks for all the comments/opinions, greatly appreciated.

    We are back to leaning to finding the correct tenant. I'm spending the bulk of my day working on the demo of the space, and we'll bring in a contractor friend to do wallboard and paint to get the space so that people can see the opportunity (most people have zero vision). The TI's I'm doing are in "my" vision.

    We keep on having discussions, but haven't found the right tenant. At this point, I'll just be patient, and continue my work. I'm familiar with all of the high end espresso players in the city, and I know 3 roasters (2 just want to roast, 1 doesn't want to move or expand). I have my espresso in different parts of the city and in different shops every day, sometimes twice a day. Alcohol is moving into the mix with new shops or existing ones on a regular basis. Our friend who doesn't want to move/expand has had her espresso shop since 1987, and I'm in her shop daily.

    We actually came close this last week with a potential tenant, but they want to do too much baking, and I don't want that much of improvements and build out in the building.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    We absolutely change oil for the art of it. It’s magic.
    as long as it's motor oil running down your elbow - gearbox is a different story

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    I'd leave it alone until someone came begging for the space.
    You need an exceptionally good location and exceptionally good coffee. Starbucks is the 800 pound gorilla and McDonalds isn't all that bad. My coffee doesn't have sprinkles and foam in it.
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    Here you go:

    Use it as a staging area for day laborers... but call it a CrossFit.

    The local Lemming Millennials will be flocking to you and PAY you for giving them hard work to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Here you go:

    Use it as a staging area for day laborers... but call it a CrossFit.

    The local Lemming Millennials will be flocking to you and PAY you for giving them hard work to do.
    LOL!!!

    About 15 years ago we "amour'd" a bank at the farm with very large field stones. My cousin from LA was there and said "this would make a great workout". Only in LA was my thought as we'd been moving these sob's for years and it wasn't a work out. It was a PITA.

    Guess what....

    It did catch on.

    Recent finding:

    https://theunconventionalroute.com/e...rocks-workout/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    Here you go:

    Use it as a staging area for day laborers... but call it a CrossFit.

    The local Lemming Millennials will be flocking to you and PAY you for giving them hard work to do.
    I'm in millennial heaven, the face of the community has changed so rapidly I can hardly speak to it.

    We already have 3 "gyms" within 3 blocks (one is a cross fit type), and 2 yoga workout locations (one is hot yoga). And there is 4 or 5 physical therapy places as well. We have 4 Thai restaurants within 3 blocks, and the 5th is in construction.

    Starbucks is a block away, they do good business but most locals prefer the smaller local espresso shops. We are actually "down" 2 Espresso/Coffee shops from our peak, those 2 spaces now have more cafe/food type operations. One of those was Starbucks attempt to go upscale with another brand they owned called Torrefazione. Starbucks bought a small local chain and then spread it out a little. They closed it as they decided to do all of their retail expansion under the Starbucks brand rather than multiple brands. That concept was incredibly successful in our community, it was their top shop in the chain, but it was closed when they shuttered that branding concept.

    I know what I want... I will try to be patient.

    Continuing my modest pace with TI's, I enjoy the outside paint work.

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