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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At Calgary


Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at Calgary.

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at 1520 14 st SW in Calgary.

Well Located Franchise For Sale

This franchise is just off 17th Ave. SW , a supurb location!

Totally renovated 3 years ago inside and out, at a cost of $1.3mil . Shows extremely well. Current owners work part-time, a new owner who is hands-on will make a very good income. Lots of dedicated parking in the rear.

NOTE: The restaurant can be changed if a new owner wants to bring their own concept!

NOTE: confidentialy agreement required

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at 1333 1333 1 ST SE in Calgary.

Established Business Opportunity in Calgary

There is so much to love about Europe, but perhaps nothing more than the culture and food! Allow me to introduce you to an established business opportunity that has been family owned and operated in Calgary for 20 years.

We start by utilizing only the finest ingredients from Madagascar vanilla bean, Belgian chocolate, Colombian coffee, the very best Alberta milk and cream, fresh local herbs and produce, pure-natural Maple syrup, highest quality flour and nuts, European cheeses, French wine, Belgian beer and much, much more.

Enjoy a variety of specialized Artisanal breads and pastries during breakfast or lunch while sipping aromatic coffee or tea inside the 32 seated space or outside on the patio. Over 20 years we have experienced tremendous growth and...

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Here is a New Business Listing at #address. If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210 #.
**BUSINESS ONLY FOR SALE** This is a rare opportunity for the Calgary Area, A Stand-Alone Pub with over $10mil in sales in the last 3 years. Located on the best entertainment strip in Calgary, this stand-alone building is a fantastic deal for an aggressive pub operator. With amazing, quality built infrastructure, you are buying this pub at a fraction of what it would cost to build it again. Versatility is the big selling point here! There are 2 separate rooms, both with separate DJ system setups and bar area, giving you the ability to book private functions ANY night of the week and still keep your regulars happy at the same time. A fully equipped rooftop patio with bar and washrooms, is the crown jewel of this amazing business opportunity....
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Here is a New Business Listing at #address. If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210 #.

Rare Calgary Nightclub For Sale

There are not many nightclubs left in Calgary, so this is a rare opportunity to buy one without having to go through all of the City red tape. It is a large facility at 8000+ square feet, with good room flow and the ability to run 2 different functions at the same time, like live music in one room and a DJ in the other.

If you are interested in getting into the nightclub business this is a great chance to open up and start making money. Please call me to discuss the details of this business and arrange a tour of the room.

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Here is a New Business Listing at #address. If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210 #.

Mediterranean Restaurant for Sale in the Calgary Beltline District

Great rent and a fantastic patio are the foundation of this awesome little restaurant that is perfect for a Chef or young partners. It has great exposure and is fully equipped for operating as a restaurant, wine bar or pub.

The space is warm and inviting with lots of windows and a great bar area. The kitchen is small but it is efficient and works well with the number of seats. There is lots of parking on the street as well as the onsite lot and public parking across the street.

They have a PA System for live music or a DJ, so bring your concept and start making money.

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Here is a New Business Listing at #address. If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210 #.
CAR WASH FOR SALE!! WITH LAND AND BUILDING. AS LAND PRICES ARE INCREASING IN THE BELTLINE AREA AND HAVING 18,300 sq.ftLAND. BUILDING IS MAINTAINED IN GOOD SHAPE,THE BUSSINESS IS MAKING GOOD RETURN.THE CAR WASH IS SOROUNDED HIGH RISE BUILDINGS.JUST THINK OF THE OPPORTUNITYS FOR THE FUTRE. LAND THIS SIZE DOES NOT COME AVAILABLE VERY OFTEN IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN!!!
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Here is a New Business Listing at #address. If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210 #.
Smack in the middle of one of Calgary's most vibrant and active communities, this cozy Japanese restaurant is just waiting for a new owner to take it to a new level. The current owners built the restaurant out from new, and have run it for the last 8+ years very successfully, and to great reviews. There is lots of surrounding food and beverage locations, so this means that there is an abundance of foot traffic. There is a great opportunity to open for lunch, which the current owner does not do at the moment, because of other business commitments. The Kitchen is small but very well equipped and it has no problem keeping up with the 48 seats. The patio is great and a favorite with regulars and the local business crowd that frequent the ...
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Blueneck Consulting - COVID 19 Business Update

Today’s Government Announcement:  No new Federal support announcements today from our PM.   The focus today will be passing emergency measures that give the federal government broader powers to spend money, redirect economic activity and implement further restrictions.

 

Ontario and Quebec are locking down their provinces at the end of today, except for essential services.  ATTACHED IS A LIST OF ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES IN ONTARIO. On this list is every one of my clients’ business types are included.  Most businesses engaged or supplyingConstruction, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Food, Healthcare and Transportation, among others, are all on the list.  The good news here is that if this becomes the template for other provinces, most of you will be able to continue operations – but please do it SAFELY.https://open.alberta.ca/publications/covid-19-information-help-prevent-the-spread-poster


Right now, it is being left to provinces to decide on lock-down measures.   Alberta has the 4th largest population of covid-19 cases, but there seems to be no interest so far to lock down the province.   The Federal Government, however, is passing the Emergency Powers Act andcould intervene.  Most likely, for now, the Provinces are likely to be left to make local decisions and the Federal government will focus on economic stabilization spending and inter-provincial, international travel restrictions.   However, this can change quickly if cases start spiking quickly.


Financial support for your business, employees and clients:

Many of your businesses are now adapting daily business, and making additional preparations.  Below I’ve summarized programs to help ease the difficulty of reducing your workforce and other measures to conserve cash, which is critical over the coming months:


  • Help for your employees to conserve cash:
    • Income Tax owing can be deferred to Aug 31
    • Residential Utility Payments can be deferred for up to 90 days without being disconnected
    • Personal Mortgages and Loan Payments with Alberta credit unions and ATB can be requested to be deferred up to 6 months based on need.  Some national banks are doing the same thing, but also only based on need.
    • Emergency Isolation Payment for Albertans to have covid-19, returning from abroad or have been in contact with someone tested positive with covid-19 can get up to $1,146 until the Federal program is in place.  This is time limited till April 1.
    • Emergency Support for non-EI eligible Workers applies to any of your employees or their spouses are unable to work but cannot get EI.   If they have been asked to self-isolate because they have covid-19, suspected to have covid-19 or need to care for someone with covid-19, they can apply for $900 every two weeks for up to 15 weeks.  They can apply through the CRA MyAccount portal.
  • Reduce the pain of laying off employees by considering job-sharing program.   This allows employees to work part-time for you and get a partial top-up of EI.  If your business can stay open, this is a great way to drastically reduce your payroll and look after you valued staff.  However, this program takes 30 days to be approved, so you must get your application in immediately!  https://www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/services/work-sharing/apply.html


SUPPLY CHAIN CONSIDERATIONS

The US is expected to be the next epicentre of Covid-19 spread.  The US is in very bad shape to control this and the President is implying that he is willing to consider accepting high loss of life to keep the economy open.   If this happens, ANY SUPPLY COMING FROM THE US may be at risk.   Please review your US-based supply and monitor your individual situations on a daily basis.


However, China is starting to do phased re-opening of their economy and re-opening hospitals to the public.   It took less than 2 months of lock-down and isolating people.   Strict hygiene measures, quarantining the sick and social isolation/distancing have been the keys.   Please LEARN from this and take implementation of these measures in your work locations SERIOUSLY.  It is the best way to keep you working!


Pete Baran                           |       403-973-3531

Chief Business Mechanic  |       Blueneck Consulting Inc.

www.blueneck.ca

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Here Is A New Listing That I Just Posted At 30 4307 130 AV SE in Calgary


Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at 30 4307 130 AV SE in Calgary.

6,605 sqft Stand Alone Restaurant in SW Calgary, at an UNBELIEVABLE rent number!

At an asking price of $150,000, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone to expand their restaurant operations. The facility is still fully equipped, with all the kitchen equipment & furniture still in the building.

The Lease has approximately 4 years remaining with 2 x 5yr options as well. The building is broken down into a restaurant and lounge, with a large kitchen suitable for volume production and a rear access for skip the dishes pickup.

If you would like to tour this opportunity, please call me and we can set it up.

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