It's been another busy week for Mischief!
Earlier this week, we met with the director of economic development for the city of Peoria. We can't tell you how much of a relief it is to know our hometown is on our side and are excited for what we plan to bring to the community. Ideally, they would like us in one of their historic buildings downtown. This area is further south of where we planned to be, but the idea intrigued us and we agreed to take a tour with them.
The building is rough. Really rough. And the costs to renovate are not anything we budgeted for. But the potential is so far beyond what we could ever hope for in a location. We would LOVE to go into an old building with some character and history. We never even dreamed it would be an option. So now we have some big decisions to make. The downtown building is not our ideal location. Although that area is going through a MAJOR revitalization right now, we're just not sure if the timing is right for us. Decisions, decisions. It's just good to know that no matter where we find a home, the city is behind us.
If you recall, a few weeks ago we placed an offer on a location in the exact area we wanted. We finally got a counter offer this week. The price is amazing and it only needs a little bit of work. It's just not a historic building with exposed brick and a cool story. Then again, it also doesn't have asbestos. What to do, what to do?
In other news, right now we are getting ready to head to San Diego for CBC 2012. We are looking forward to all the contacts we will make, as well as checking out all the exhibitors in the trade show. So this post is going to be short and sweet. We've got some packing to do!
We'll be tweeting all week from CBC. If you are interested in what we are up to, follow us on the Twitter:
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Hope your week is full of Mischief!