Yes we are looking for restaurant space to lease. I represent Marian’s Bagel which has a future location that will open up as Dean’s Bagels. Marian’s Bagels is a full service sit down restaurant offering breakfast and lunch all day from 7am. Dean has owned this location for almost 10 years, however the location has been open since the 80’s. The location is 248 S University Dr, Plantation, FL 33324. We are now looking for future restaurant spaces in Broward County, Miami Date and Palm Beach. Marian’s Bagels / Dean’s Bagel’s is a great place to grab breakfast or lunch at. The tuna salad and matzo ball soup is homemade and amazing. They have 13 different spreads, and awesome salads. They will start making their own bagels in house and there will be no better bagel in town! I can’t wait to help them expand and find them more corporate locations. We are looking for 1500 to 2000 square feet preferable second generation.
We are looking for the perfect restaurant retail space, can’t just be any-space. It needs to be the right space.
Second generation space
What is the right space to open up a restaurant? Well, there are many factors that go into finding a restaurant space for lease, but one is sourcing a second generation location. What is a second generation restaurant? A second generation restaurant will be a space that was a restaurant before. The most efficient thing about second generation restaurants is they have a hood and grease trap in place. The fact that a hood and a grease trap is in place saved hundreds and thousands of dollars. Also, having an existing hood and grease trap in place reduces the amount of time you will invest in a restaurant space.
First generation space
First generation space could be defined as a cold dark shell or grey box. There are also white boxes or vanillas shells. A cold dark shell is typically just that; it’s a cold dark shell. It’s cold, and it’s dark. There could be no lights, no power, no AC. You will walk into the space and its dirt and concrete walls. The is a huge cost associated with constructing the space and also a tremendous amount of time sourcing the equipment and all materials. Permitting, time at the city and dealign with a contractor is another level of commitment when dealing with a cold dark shell. When dealing with a vanilla shell or white box many of the times the flooring is in, the AC, bathroom, and lights. You really only have to come in and do furniture and fixtures. That saves you time and money. But having a raw space allows you the benefit of creating your own floor plan and doing your own space design. Once its already a vanilla box there’s still may be a tremendous amount of construction such as digging up the floors and installing a grease traps or having to relocate sanitary lines due to moving bathrooms, sinks, plumbing and more. At the end of the day it comes down to your needs, haves, wants and of course budget and time.
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Adam Docktor | Native Realty