I Am Joining The Retail Crowd!

Business By LindaF144a Updated 7 Feb 2011 , 12:30am by Cakeinthebox

LindaF144a Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 9:42pm
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I wanted to gush at the only place that will understand.

Serendipity has played a part in my life this weekend. Together with a financial windfall and a store with plumbing and electrical already in the building has fallen in my lap. So I am opening a cake/cupcake shop! It'll be open 90 days after I sign the lease.

I'll be busy for sure, but it will be a good thing. I have learned so much from reading and listening on all the conversations here that I was able to ask all the right questions and make all the right phone calls to all the right departments (something I am still doing, boy are there a lot of departments to contact!).

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bonniebakes Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 9:44pm
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congratulations!!

sillywabbitz Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:10pm
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That's wonderful. I'm so happy for you. Best of luck.

cupcake_cutie Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:25pm
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Yay! I'm so excited for you Linda!

bellaudreycakes Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:41pm
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Congrats!!! I am going through the same process right now and am opening a cake/cupcake place as well, soo exciting but so many hoops and loops to jump through!!! Good luck with everything!

adonisthegreek1 Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:42pm
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Good Luck!!! thumbs_up.gif

bellaudreycakes Posted 2 Feb 2011 , 10:45pm
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Oh by the way can I ask what kind of place was there before? Was it a bakery before you got the place? Just curious as the place I am renting was a hair salon before so the plumbing and electric was there but I still need to put to some of that work into the place along with a little bit of construction (just putting a wall up) but so many inspectors and permits to go through UGH!!! Keep us updated thumbs_up.gif

justducky Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 12:08am
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So awesome for you!!! Congrats

LindaF144a Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 12:38am
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Thank you everybody.
Before me the place was where children's parties were held. There was a small kitchen in the back that has all the right plumbing and one electrical outlet I need. I'll be using 2 ovens, so I'll need to add another outlet.

The mop sink, mop bucket/mop and vegetable sink are still there. I am negotiating with the previous owner to see if I can buy them off of her. It would make my life and her life a lot easier.

JulieMN Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 1:39am
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Congratulations and happy caking!

PistachioCranberry Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 2:29am
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Congratulations and good luck!

costumeczar Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 3:58am
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Congratulations!

Dayti Posted 3 Feb 2011 , 12:13pm
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Double congratulations, both on the unexpected cash and finding a great location! Good luck icon_smile.gif

Motta Posted 5 Feb 2011 , 4:42pm
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That's awesome! Congratulations. Keep us updated on your progress....you're living a dream that many of us have. thumbs_up.gif

I wish you much success!!!!

mombabytiger Posted 6 Feb 2011 , 12:07am
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I'm about to do the same thing! Best of luck to both of us and to all women who take risks and don't settle.

Cakeinthebox Posted 7 Feb 2011 , 12:30am
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I opened my bakery in Jan of 2010 and have had fun. I hope both of you enjoy it as much as I do. Good Luck and Congratulations

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