A quick backstory about my current woes: I recently partnered up with another individual to open a bakery. Yesterday, he dropped out of the deal due to his health. I understand, but I am absolutely crushed. We were about a month out from opening!
I feel like at this point my only option is to find and rent a shared commercial kitchen, since I don't have all the capital I need to go with our old business model, but I can't find any in my area! I live in Marietta, GA.
The only kitchen I have found listed online is in Suwanee, which is just way too much of a drive. There's listings for a Marietta shared kitchen, however it appears to be closed.
If anyone knows of any shared kitchens in my area, I'd really appreciate it. Any other options are welcomed as well... Georgia is a pretty tough state to try and open a home business in, however, and unfortunately they don't allow use of another business's kitchen.
I'm not from your area so I don't know any place specific but just a suggestion - you might want to try local community centers, churches, etc...places that might have a licensed commercial kitchen that doesn't get much use. That's how I found the kitchen I'm renting here. I contacted a local community center that rents space for events and has a commercial kitchen. They had never rented out just the kitchen before but we worked it all out.
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Good luck to you!