Looking for Mobile Caterers For Indoor Food Market. St Leonards-on-Sea
(St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, England UK)
I am investigating the viability of starting a Indoor Street Food market in a fabulous 8000sq ft warehouse in St Leonards-on-sea.
There is a severe lack of cuisine variety in St Leonards, and no-where within 2km to get a decent Sunday Roast. There is one fabulous (child friendly) pub nearby but it does not serve meals, and it is tight for space.
My vision is to create a balance between a family friendly and slightly edgy market. I already have investors who will contribute a Cinema, variety events, an indoor play centre (based on creative play - not screaming around) and events for the kids to participate in. There is a primary school (with 600 children) across the road and no-where within a 800metres that serves 'proper coffee'.
The unique selling point of the venue will be availability of cuisine not currently available in the Hastings/St Leonards area, therefore I am looking for people who own and run catering vans with the following 'street food' style cuisines:
- Dim Sum
- Cajun/Creole/New Orleans
- Modern British street food
- Amazing/original cake & coffee
I have calculated that a pitch would cost approx £5000 per year, the warehouse would be open all year around (except January, annual cost would include a Venue Website, Facebook page, Twitter account,local advertising, flyering, provision of cutlery, crockery & glassware and a communal potwash (shopping centre food court style) and registration with 'Just Eat' or 'Hungry House' to allow locals to order takeaway's of multiple cuisines (another USP).
So my question is....... does this sound like a reasonable deal for mobile caterers, and would anyone be interested in such a venture?