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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.

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

Wow! Great profitable pub in North Calgary with 4 VLT's

Lots of regulars with easy access to Deerfoot and McKnight Blvd. Located in a newly renovated shopping area with lots of parking. VLT's cover the lease, delivery and sales contribute to the net profit. Owner is retiring. Shows very well, book a showing today!

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

Fully Built Out and Equipped 1700+/- SqFt Restaurant Space for Lease

This is a vacant restaurant space that is ready for your concept, just a quick make over and you are in business. The space was completely renovated less than 18 months ago, and it was VERY well done. There is no venting in the kitchen, and it is not feasible to install without a large cost, so this will need to be a concept with no “grease laden vapor”.

 Some of the focal points are;

  • Commercial dishwasher area
  • Walk-in Cooler and Freezer
  • Large Prep Area suitable for catering
  • Take n Go Cooler
  • Cold Prep Table Counters
  • TV Systems for Menus
  • Bose Sound System
  • 2 Washrooms

 The area is very busy with traffic at all times of the day and night, this is a great opportunity in one of Calgary’s most vibrant communities. It was also previously licensed for Liquor...

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at Listing # 347.

Well Equipped Food Truck For Sale in Calgary

Building a Food Truck from scratch can be a very expensive project, so this is a very cost effective way to get into the business. You don't need to waste time with getting all of your design and work approved by The City and AHS, this has all been done for you. 

This GMC Cube conversion is a very versatile layout and could be used for almost any type of food operation. Some of the basic equipment includes;

  • Dual Propane Tanks
  • 2 Door Cold Prep Table
  • Canopy with Fire Suppression
  • 2 Compartment Sink w/Wand
  • Charbroiler
  • Flat Top Griddle
  • Double Stock Burner
  • 2 Deep Fryers
  • Generator

If you are interested in having a look at this opportunity, please call me and I will set it up for you.

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

Beautiful “Like New” Restaurant / Pub in SW Calgary

Completely renovated a few years ago, this 5000sqft location will be a very easy conversion to whatever concept you have in mind. The buildout in this room is absolutely beautiful, with an open concept and great sight lines. The large bar is a focal point in the room, lots of wood for happy hour drinkers and regulars, but still has a feel that is good for families and large groups.

A well laid out kitchen that can easily handle the food volumes of a busy place and still be able to do a brisk takeout and Skip business if that’s your thing. The equipment is very well maintained, lots of cooler space and a state-of-the-art draft system.

There is a 60 seat patio, tons of parking to utilize throughout the day, and lots of traffic from the surrounding area.

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at 1936 30 AV NE in Calgary.

Calgary Centex Gas Station...Own The Land, Bldg & Business

Become your own boss! Fantastic opportunity knocks! Established Centex gas station in a high commercial traffic area with Five commercial (auto mechanic shop) bays + A car wash bay and + convenience store!

All of that on an approximately 1 acre of a commercial I-G zoned land for sale at one reasonable price. Lots of parking space.  Please don't approach the gas station attendants. Call to book your appointments.

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at Listing # 345.

Multiple Award-Winning Restaurant for Sale

Here is a rare opportunity to own one of Calgary’s best restaurants, on one of the city's busiest streets for foot traffic!!  This restaurant has continually proven its success over the last 6+ years, while building a very strong brand and winning many awards, both locally and nationally. This business is quite profitable and yields very strong revenue.  A perfect opportunity for any Restaurateur or Chef looking to expand their portfolio with a turn-key operation that is already very well established, both with a loyal customer following and reputation. 

The current owner is looking for a lifestyle change and is ready to pass on their legacy to a suitable candidate.  The well-established brand has a large presence on social media, with over 40,000 followers.  There is...

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at Listing # 341.

Nightclub For Sale in Calgary

Are you interested in the Calgary Nightclub scene? True nightclubs do not come to the market that often, so this is a great chance to buy one for a very competitive price. This is a fantastic spot with a recent renovation and a great floor plan that can be utilized in a bunch of different ways for large functions & corporate parties during the week, and then as a true dance club on the weekends.

There is a small kitchen for the food requirements, a private room to rent out for Stag’s and Stagette’s, Birthday Parties etc., as well as a patio. All of the equipment is in excellent shape, it would cost you a small fortune to rebuild this from scratch, so this is a very strong opportunity for the right operator. The sound and lighting systems are very impressive,...

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Here is a new listing that I am happy to post at Listing # 326.

Chachi’s Franchise in a Major Calgary Shopping Mall

This is a VERY busy franchise in one of Calgary’s best shopping malls. It is very profitable and has incredible visibility within the mall’s Food Court. The beauty of these types of business is that they are easier to staff and if you plan on working in the business, it will directly impact your profitability.

All the equipment is in good repair and the store is clean and presents very well to the consumer. With the focus on clean eating and healthy options, it is a one of the best choices for shoppers looking for something to eat.

Call me to arrange a tour of this RARE shopping mall food court business.

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Here is a New Business Listing.
If you would like further information or a tour of the site please call me at (403) 259-8210.
 
Looking a restaurant that will be an easy conversion to almost any concept?    Still gleaming from a recent 5-star renovation, this is a fantastic facility that will impress even the most seasoned restaurateur. High quality finishing in the front and back of house, a kitchen is amazingly clean, you can’t help but be impressed when you walk through it. The warm contemporary design features of the this 2000sqft (+/-), 42 seat dining room is welcoming and comfortable for any style of service. A great deal of thought was put into the design, the use of space is very effective, giving the illusion of it being a bigger room. The fixtures and furniture are top quality, with a couple of design elements that are quite unique. 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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COVID 19 - The Emerging "Stress Factor"

In talking to many of you this week, the number one emerging issue is stress.   The rapid rate of change being imposed on us, our employees, suppliers and customers is unprecedented.  The uncertainty regarding our health, both physical and financial, stemming from a dangerous virus racing around the globe is overwhelming many people.


The result is often emotional – anxiety, fear, and depression.  This in turn impacts morale and mental health, both yours and everyone you work with – the ones working on-site, the ones working remotely and the ones now on EI waiting to come back.


They need your leadership.  This is not the zombie apocalypse because we can do a lot to get this under control.  Four things to consider:


  1. Calgary and Edmonton are very different from New York or Milan who have 7.5-10,000 people per km2.  We have only 1,300 (natural advantage in physical distancing).

  2. Calgary and other Albertans are generally following physical distancing and self-isolation, except for a few ass-hole snow birds who now face fines of up to $750,000 and 6 months in jail if they don’t go straight home and self-isolate (today’s news).

  3. Alberta has been aggressively testing our people at four times the rate of Quebec.  We got ahead of this thing early.

  4. Toilet paper is on it’s way.  They are making more.


Human beings are hard-wired to be social. Remember to reach out to a friend, colleague, employee, customer or supplier to see how they are doing (phone, text, facetime, video meetings, email even).   There is no reason physical distancing needs to become human isolation. 


Here are three resources to help you deal with stressed out employees, colleagues, suppliers and customers.  More in the coming days:


  • Calgary Chamber of Commerce Webinar:

Employee Morale: Mental Health & Resiliency for your employees
Friday, March, 28, 2020 11:00 MST
Nicolas Beique, Helcim and Usman Tahir Jutt, Chirp Foods Inc. — O/A McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada Limited, will discuss how to build resilient employees and support mental health through a crisis.



"When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

Franklin D. Roosevelt


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 Calgary


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

Fully Built Out and Equipped 1700+/- SqFt Restaurant Space for Lease

This is a vacant restaurant space that is ready for your concept, just a quick make over and you are in business. The space was completely renovated less than 18 months ago, and it was VERY well done. There is no venting in the kitchen, and it is not feasible to install without a large cost, so this will need to be a concept with no “grease laden vapor”.

 Some of the focal points are;

  • Commercial dishwasher area
  • Walk-in Cooler and Freezer
  • Large Prep Area suitable for catering
  • Take n Go Cooler
  • Cold Prep Table Counters
  • TV Systems for Menus
  • Bose Sound System
  • 2 Washrooms

 The area is very busy with traffic at all times of the day and night, this is a great opportunity in one of Calgary’s most vibrant communities. It was also previously licensed for Liquor with the AGLC

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