Kitchen Rental Fell Through!!! Need Help & Advice!!

Business By bakerfairy Updated 25 Jun 2008 , 5:06am by drowsyrn

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bakerfairy Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 12:16am
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I just received a very disappointing email from the woman who I was hoping to rent kitchen space from. After our meeting I left feeling optimistic about everything working out from storage space and use of equipment to scheduling. Now it seems that she just doesn't see this happening and I don't know where to go next. She still seems interested in selling my cookies at her bistro, but how could I even do that without a commercial kitchen to bake and decorate them in!! I have a couple of weddings coming up and I'd like to have more adequate space to bake and decorate in and I'm not sure how much longer I can wait!

Any advice about where to look for kitchen rentals? I tried posting an ad on kijiji.com and I didn't get any response. I could probably rent out space from my church kitchen, but the equipment is not up to my standards and I don't think that there is any storage space for my ingredients etc. Where else can I look???!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

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Mac Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 1:39am
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Do you have any private schools in your area? That is what I use. I pay $400 a month for 3 evenings a week (6:00-10:00).

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bakinccc Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 2:18am
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sugarfairytales...I can't help you with your kitchen issue, but just wanted to say I just checked out your photosite and your cookies are awesome!! Great colors and designs! WOW!! Keep up the good work.

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CakeDiva73 Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 2:25am
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Hi there. I just wanted to be really honestly and tell you I had the same thing happen......a local cafe was so excited to offer me rental in exchange for freshly baked goods and it seemed like it was a sure thing! I was singing from the roof-tops! Until it all fell thru and the 'not-so-'silent-partner' decided he had a voice afterall. icon_sad.gif

He was worried about me slipping and falling and then suing them...I oferred to sign a waiver and he stilled declined! icon_sad.gif I was so depressed for literally, weeks.....actuallly, months would have been a more honest assesment.

*sigh* All I can offer you is this: things happen for a reason and if it didn't work out, there was probably a reason for it. And I am sorry for the disappointment.....it sucks. But it all works out in the long run. icon_smile.gif

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BrandisBaked Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 2:57am
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I would look into colleges with business incubators. They have kitchens you can rent (which is what I do).

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drowsyrn Posted 25 Jun 2008 , 5:06am
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Did she give you the reason why she changed her mind? I would talk with her again and see if it was something that could be negotiated.

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