I’m about to kick off my build out and I’m still hedging on the layout of the space.
We’ll be coffee shop up front and business in the back…it’s about 3,000 sq ft.
The coffee space will be lounge, barstool and communal tables. Daily drop ins can reserve a hot seat and pay by the day…
In the back, I have an office, a meeting room, phone booths and room for a mix of desks, communal tables and a couch area.
I’m debating whether to forget about the couch situation in the back given I have it in the front by the coffee for members that want to step away from their work for a few minutes and chill…my business partner really wanted to have a fireplace, couch and chairs in the back but he’s just bailed on me so…I’m re-thinking.
We have a high demand for event space in our suburban Chicago location so I want it to be flexible enough to shift desks and tables to open it up for an event…
Thoughts? And…as you can imagine…I’m taking a deep breath after this guy leaves in the 11th hour…I still believe in the business plan, location, concept…but, a bit of a gut punch.