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What this town needs is a …

3 Apr

Business is about the idea. Will it sell? Is there a market for it? Can you sustain enough buzz to keep selling?

So, friends and I found ourselves recently noodling around ideas for new entries in the local scene. Dave Barringer of Naked Winery was talking about the Sushi Bait Shop — you know, the first day the fish arrives, it’s sushi; the next day, it’s bait.

More seriously, Melissa Bailey was fantasizing about the space to be vacated by Annz Panz. She’d like to see (someone else start) a Four Corners Food Court — with a bakery, lunch stand, bento shop and cereal bar (yes, cereal — apparently such a thing does exist, somewhere, Fruit Loops and all).

Hey, how about Mini-Golf? It’s so retro, it’s hot. Or, like the friend of mine once suggested, a combination bar and golf practice range … called Drink and Drive.

Other ideas itching for a dollar?

P.S. What the Hood needs now …

29 Mar

… and may we only hope, is that someone with the oven chops will decide to create a great pastry bakery. Look, I buy my occasional muffin or donut at Safeway or Rosauer’s, and South Bank Kitchen nicely covers some of this ground. But wouldn’t it be nice to have a place where you could get a well-made Danish, sweet breads, cakes that taste like something other than wall board and Crisco? On at least three recent occasions, three different people have told me, What we really need is a good pastry bakery! This idea, by the way, is free for the taking. Just make sure you tell me when you’re open.