Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been prepping you on how to think when looking for a new location to open up shop. There are tons of things to consider before expanding to a new location, but one thing is clear: preparation is key.
When opening up a new venue, lease negotiations are crucial. Many future problems and costs can be avoided if you give the proposed lease contract a thorough analysis. We asked Dan Pope, co-founder of Voodoo Ray’s pizza restaurants and Dalston Superstore in London to give us some useful tips on the way.
Finding the right location, as we’ve noted, is extremely important for small restaurants and cafés. There are many potential pitfalls and benefits to keep in mind when you’re on the lookout for your next place.
Every business depending on street traffic flow should have some kind of location strategy. We called Andy Waugh at the The Wild Game Co in London to let him guide us through some of the important aspects of location.