Summer moving, havin’ a bla-a-ast!
Summer? In October? Ok, its been a crazy last few months – but I finally have had some time to write about my summer adventures! Hope you are all having a wonderful start to your school years – I’ve missed blogging and am happy to get back to it.
A little background – I have two studio locations, with the smaller location having one dance room. We are in a strip of businesses and we are currently the second-to-last unit from the end. The last unit on our end used to be rented by a Curves (workout for women), but the owner decided to move on and the space went up for lease last January. It sat vacant for a few months and I looked at the space, did some calculations, negotiated the price and by June, we were in contract!
It may sound like I jumped in quickly, but in reality, I tried to make sure it was a smart decision, talked it over with just about everyone I could think of who could give me some perspective and triple-checked my break-even calculations.
So here is a super short tour of what we started with, and I apologize for the poor quality cellphone pictures:
That is standing in the front of the building, looking towards the back. The doorways back there lead to a utility closet (furnace / AC units) and bathroom.
And here is standing in the back by the bathroom and looking at the front. Our existing space is to the right (“through” the purple wall). Windows look out onto the sidewalk and parking lot and there is an exterior door to the left. Also strangely located air conditioner to the left and yellow ladder, which did not come with the space, much to my husband’s disappointment.
Here is a floorplan to help visualize. The new space is in purple:
I know you are anxious for beautiful before and after photos, which I PROMISE will happen, but in another post!