RE: Need some advice
The Indian Restaurant is currently up and running. Before that, it was a pizza joint for at least 15 years.
The business this guy is doing is horrible. I've checked on it a number of times, varying days and time when I check it out - never any customers.
Regarding the equipment, he doesn't have much that I want - a hood, fire suppression, grease trap, indoor walk-in fridge and freezer, stand alone fridge, some stainless steel work tables, sinks and small items.
Based upon what he has and pricing the same exact item, or one very similar, I estimated I could by the same equipment, new, for $27K.
What he doesn't have, that I want, is another matter.
The thing that is nice is that the infrastructure is there and it would cost me very little money to configure the space to more than fit my needs.
Yes, a full service 'Q joint may happen a little later, but for now, I'm doing what I know well. And, for $3200/month for this place, it is a a good price for what I'm getting in a high traffic area I am happy with.