Mini Bakery? profitable?
Ex restauranteur, always liked the food business, equipment I have, Gemini 100 rotating rack oven, (roll in racks)100's of different pans for every type bread, Hobart proofer (for the roll in racks) mixers 20qt to 60qt, racks, work tables, displays ect... smaller 10 sheet pan oven... anyway I have equipment... ( I do lack skills)
I'm now a builder developer... and about to develop a fairly large artist/antique mall and I'm thinking it'd be a great place to set up a small artisan bakery... I'd like to keep it under 500sf. I think it'd be a great anchor for the antique mall... I can deal with all the codes and requirement,
To justify using 500sf I would need to charge this space at least $2000mo + utilities (5-700mo)
just tossing this out there... just a few more facts/options
do i want to run this myself?
do I want to build it out and lease it?
It's a great "trendy upper end area"
Also will have an outdoor courtyard farmers market on weekends
weekends will be high traffic and volume... weekdays hard to predict
Many local restaurants nearby so wholesale/commercial accounts are an option as are a drive up window
great forum glad I found it... I could spend hours reading posts