Monday, May 16, 2005
I dropped in on the Expo Tradeshow - late.
As far as I could tell in hte brief time I had there, there was nothing relevant to opening the Cracked Cauldron.
Other than that, it was a typical trade show - booths, people, brochures, lots of noise and motion.
A local grocery store is setting itself up to "outsource" departments, and has recently added a butcher shop (yay! Fresh meat not packaged in those nasty nitrogen injected foam and plastic boxes!) and an extensive import section. They once had an in-store bakery, and they still have all the equipment behind a temporary wall they built. Much of their fresh baked goods are delivered from a regional distributor.
Manager and I are discussing if it would be viable to begin as an in-store bakery. We hadn't considered that before. And it's possible their terms will not be ones we can work with. That all depends, I suppose, on what they tell us in the next few days.
In the meantime, we're busy with graduations.