I have now been granted A2 license on my shop. This allows the space to be used as an Office. I still have the A1 Retail license. This does give me more options for when it’s time to find tenants.
But the Covid-19 bomb exploded on the High Street. We have had many casualties. There are a lot of empty shops here, including my one. Will tenants actually want to return to the High Street and commit to a long term lease.
So, I am thinking I could actually run the shop myself. Not my Launderette idea, that would be way too expensive to set up.
Not my Vending Machine idea, although I still like that one.
This is bringing forward an idea I had many years ago.
When I worked for Safeway – the greatest supermarket ever! – at their head office, we had a separate building for the canteen. It catered for over 200 people (probably exaggerating). At the entrance was a lobby area they used to rent the space to a market stall, or a craft stall or anybody who wanted to pitch up and sell or demo something. I always knew them as concessions.
I could do that.
There is enough room for 3 areas to be rented out on a daily basis
Not being one who gets carried away with ideas (I lie) I could call the shop Concessions at number 28.
I really like this logo.
I generated it online within 5 mins using https://smashinglogo.com/ I would need to buy the rights to it, which isn’t much. Although you cannot save designs on the site and I cannot get this one back.
The space above is 4 mtrs long by 1.5 mtrs and can have a window display. The space opposite is about the same.
The one at the back is a bit shorter at 3.5 mtrs but a little deeper at 1.8 mtrs.
If I did go with this, I would change the colour of the shop to a yellow / gold colour, similar to the picture of the shop in the top picture. It would look better against the brown tiles than the green currently does.
As I am okay at using WordPress for this blog, I could get Woo Commerce plug in to handle the sales and booking side of things.
I could have a digital display in the window advertising who this weeks Concessions were.
What about the website name. I wouldn’t want to use Korfi as nobody knows what it means. That said, not everyone knows what the word Concessions means in a retail sense.
I think www.concessionsatnumber28.co.uk is a bit long. Although, now I’ve typed it out it doesn’t look too bad. I could go for a really small url like:
This was when I realised that I have been abbreviating the word number incorrectly for all my life. NBR is not a very common method. Or does it need the word concessions in it:
That’s my current thinking. In the world of lockdowns and working from home I could manage this. If things ever return to normal, then I couldn’t.
What is difficult to gauge is how many people would want to use the space for a day or a week.