Showing posts from May, 2012
I was walking around Charlottesville today, wandering and a pondering if there was anywhere to go? Are there cooler little houses like this in Portland? That is my house.Would I be happier in the Slabs? Is the BBQ better in Austin? Our *Historic District* here in Charlottesville was modeled after one in Boulder; would I be happier strolling down that mall? Modern houses for hipster families; are they hipper in Arcata? Shots of Rugby Road at the University of Virginia, including my old fraternity. Is camping by the Rivanna River any different than camping by any other alluvial stream? The restaurant I started washing dishes in in 1978. Shall I wash dishes in Boone in 2012? And what of The Rotunda at the University? Sell the family farm to be a campground host?
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Charlottesville Catering Business for Sale The catering business officially opened in 1991. Sales have ranged from $330K (after 9/11) to 568K in 2007, and last year 2011 at $346K for a 15 year average of $429K. Besides the chef owner, there are two employees, one of 20 years, the other 11 years. The business is on the preferred catering list for the University of Virginia and on many other venue/ vendor lists. The business would be turnkey, including office, kitchen equipment, china glass silverware for about 150 guests and a 2003 box catering truck. There is no debt. The business has been at the present location for 16 years with the current lease expiring September 15, 2013. New owner could easily negotiate (considering commercial real estate in Charlottesville) a new long term lease/ sale with the landlord, or could move to a new location. The chef owner, 55, has been in the in the catering and restaurant business industry around town for years before opening this ca