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post #16 of 37
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To get an idea, here is a structure of one that is up and running that I am looking to rent space in . HTH
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post #17 of 37
Oh boy do I wish we had something like that in NJ. I should rewrite that I wish there was something like that in NORTH NJ. I think there is something in S. NJ, but nothing near me. I approached several restaurants and 2 bakeries about renting and was told no. I've spoken to my DH about starting one, but he doesn't think there would be enough $ in it. Men....*smack on the head*.....!
post #18 of 37
To the Michigan cakers...I live in Macomb County but rent a space in Ferndale. It's a VFW hall and they are fantastic to work with. The charge me almost nothing and I have a locked cabinet and keys to the place. All I do is shoot them an email when I know I need the kitchen to make sure no one else is using it. I've never had any conflicts yet. The kitchen is old but in good shape and the oven works great. I was able to get my license using their kitchen as well.
post #19 of 37
I was thinking about doing this in city, too. There's a great building just a few blocks from my house that's been empty for a couple of years. It was an appliance store and they moved a few buildings over to larger premises.

I am going to start looking into this as an idea - city permits, start-up costs, equipment costs, rent, etc., but most of all, viability in my area.
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post #20 of 37
Every rent by the hour commercial kitchen I've found was $25 an hour. Being a beginner baker that's a hefty price tag when you're just getting started so for me I can't make it work cost wise. If I ever seriously decide to start a business I'll be hitting up churches and now the VFW...great ideaicon_smile.gif
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post #21 of 37
My VFW hall charges me a flat rate for the day. They had the rent listed for $60 a day and I negotiated a bit on that. They don't mind if I'm there for an hour or 14 hours. Same price. I looked into a lot of options and this was the best for me. It's a pretty good way to kind of start up a business without any overhead really. I already had all the supplies since I had been baking at home so it's just a location change and the license fee. Presto! A fully licensed business with little money. icon_smile.gif
post #22 of 37
I'd do it in a heartbeat, but there are no incubator kitchens close to me. I'm on the border of Macomb and Oakland county. Where are you located cuz I'd definately be a regular.
post #23 of 37
Where in MI are you? I am currently dealing with the same issues in MI. Depending on the location and cost I would be interested. I live in Kent County, but of course be willing to drive to neighboring communities. I have people trying to order from me all the time, but I like to follow the law. It is difficult to turn down money when I could really use some more!! Keep me posted.
post #24 of 37
Where in MI are you? I am currently dealing with the same issues in MI. Depending on the location and cost I would be interested. I live in Kent County, but of course be willing to drive to neighboring communities. I have people trying to order from me all the time, but I like to follow the law. It is difficult to turn down money when I could really use some more!! Keep me posted.
post #25 of 37
hi I was wondering where at in Michigan do you live??? I live in hillsdale Michigan like near the Indiana border and I live pretty close to the Ohio border. so I would love it if I was close enough I would rent a space for sure. I know the only way to make it in this buissness is to have word of mouth and being able to advertise.... I wish u the best of luck. icon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif
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post #26 of 37
In MI you can contact miffs@msu.edu They started or helped to implement one incubator kitchen in West Michigan, not sure if they have plans for others, you could check on their website miffs.org.
post #27 of 37
I looked into an incubator kitchen and it is really expensive to me. I just recently moved so I don't have the clientel to support that cost and pay for daycare. My minimum would have to be like 500. But in answer to your question I would love to rent one and if I could find one that would be a little bit more affordable I'd do it in a heart beat.
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post #28 of 37
I too live in Michigan
I want so bad to open a food cart type business,,and need a kitchen to get going for a few hours a day.
I have a friend that his sister was thinking of doing the same thing but its a money issue for many of us.
There are some ideas out there they may help. But I think the first thing you need to do is get opinions on the food to see if it will be sucessful.
Get back to me on a update did you go ahead and do this?
Maybe a group of us can get something started.
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post #29 of 37
After looking into the availability of rental kitchens in my area, I too wondered if opening a small shared space would be beneficial. I can only find a few scattered throught my area which aren't really convenient. I'm in the SF bay and they are available in the larger cities but 30 miles out, not so much. I checked a few churches in the area but have "not for profit" availability. The community center rents by whole day blocks and is NOT cheap. I've been wanting to post a separate forum asking those in CA how they do it and justify the rental costs (25-40 / hour). As a small start-up, that's just not feasible. I called the DOH and they were really not helpful. I have more contacts for more research but I bet there are a lot of home bakers looking for this type of space, especially it there are none in your area.
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post #30 of 37

i think that is a wonderful idea and i would rent from you as long as your close to were i live.  i need a space for cooking and i thought about the church as well but i dont know if they are really equiopped forwhat i want to do.  Good luck in the adventure.

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