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400 W Rich- Call for Proposals for Cafe/Bakeshop

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    400 W Rich is currently seeking proposals for a small cafe and/or bakery to be housed on the first floor of the building in the southwest corner. We are seeking proposals that will enhance the energy, creativity and ingenuity of our building. We are searching for an experienced operator that can provide an independent turnkey operation that will provide revenue to 400 W Rich and Brick Investment Corp.

    Concept: The idea for the cafe is to utilize what is envisioned to become a prominent location in the neighborhood, to provide packaged food and beverages to the tenants of 400 W Rich as well as the general public. The vision is for the cafe is to include seating and tables that will provide for a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere for the neighborhood of Franklinton as well as residents and visitors of downtown Columbus, located just 1/8 of a mile to our east, across the Main St bridge.

    Location of Cafe: The proposed location of the cafe is the first floor at the corner of Lucas and Rich Streets, in a space ranging from 500 to 1000 square feet. The space has the option for a separate entrance and/or an entrance accessible only from inside the building.

    Permits and Licenses: It is the responsibility of the cafe operator to obtain all necessary permits and licenses.

    Lease term: To be negotiated

    To receive a proposal application, please visit http://www.400WestRich.com and select the “join us” tab.

    Thanks!

    #467225
    Anne Evans
    Anne Evans
    Keymaster

    that would be cool, hope you get some good RFPs!

    #467226

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Too freakin awesome! Good luck

    #467227

    cbus11
    Member

    I have mentioned this to a couple sets of people who I think might have an interest. The common question is what is the level of foot traffic? Do you guys have any ballpark numbers? Another quick question – would there be some cafe adjacent parking for customers?

    This info may also be useful to others.

    thank you

    #467228
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    Good questions, foot traffic not so much except the tenants. In the morning though the east bound traffic on rich is abundant. Plenty of parking on rich, Lucas and the lots.

    #467229
    jarsloth
    jarsloth
    Participant

    I would think that any lack in foot traffic could be compensated if the cafe also did catering/delivery; it’s a great central location w/ a lot of businesses within a delivery radius.

    #467230

    leftovers
    Member

    You should contact Brenen’s they have several smaller cafes around OSU campus.

    http://www.brenenscafe.com/

    #467231
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
    Participant

    jarsloth said:
    I would think that any lack in foot traffic could be compensated if the cafe also did catering/delivery; it’s a great central location w/ a lot of businesses within a delivery radius.

    +1 for sure, with downtown and 315 you can get just about anywhere.

    #467232

    i would kill for coffee besides tim horton’s in the neighborhood :)

    #467233
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Chris Sherman said:
    Good questions, foot traffic not so much except the tenants. In the morning though the east bound traffic on rich is abundant. Plenty of parking on rich, Lucas and the lots.

    Didn’t Chris Boring do a retail analysis of the Broad Street corridor a few years ago? Or was that focused more on The Hilltop and not Franklinton?

    If there’s info on Franklinton in that study it could be of good use to a business that has some way of taking advantage of some of the commuter traffic on Broad Street. Might be tough to get them down to 400 though…

    #467234
    Chris Sherman
    Chris Sherman
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    Walker said:
    Didn’t Chris Boring do a retail analysis of the Broad Street corridor a few years ago? Or was that focused more on The Hilltop and not Franklinton?

    If there’s info on Franklinton in that study it could be of good use to a business that has some way of taking advantage of some of the commuter traffic on Broad Street. Might be tough to get them down to 400 though…

    True but in the morning the amount of traffic coming down rich has been amazing. I havnt counted yet but I would guess it’s nearing 1000 cars. Nothing like broad but it’s growing.

    #467235

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Walker said:
    Didn’t Chris Boring do a retail analysis of the Broad Street corridor a few years ago? Or was that focused more on The Hilltop and not Franklinton?

    If there’s info on Franklinton in that study it could be of good use to a business that has some way of taking advantage of some of the commuter traffic on Broad Street. Might be tough to get them down to 400 though…

    It was the Hilltop… the land where $55 million in spending power hadn’t a single sit-down restaurant.

    #467236
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Twixlen said:
    It was the Hilltop… the land where $55 million in spending power hadn’t a single sit-down restaurant.

    What are you talking about? There’s a Wendy’s on Sullivant, isn’t there? ;)

    #467237

    Twixlen
    Participant

    Walker said:
    What are you talking about? There’s a Wendy’s on Sullivant, isn’t there? ;)

    Well, we now have a hot dog joint that serves no beer, too. We’re practically overrun with restaurant options. *sob*

    #467238

    lifeontwowheels
    Participant

    Twixlen said: Well, we now have a hot dog joint that serves no beer, too. We’re practically overrun with restaurant options. *sob*

    The thai place is awesome. But I won’t sugar coat, we need more options out west.

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