I am currently the manager of a lovely independent coffee shop based in york which you may or may not know if you live in York called Croque Monsieur. I have worked and managed here now for over 2 years and grown the business to the success it is now.
I have now been given a great chance by the owner to buy the business from him to develop into something more than it currently is.
The shop it’s self is lovely as you can see from the attached pictures but it isn’t being used to it’s potential. We currently can seat only up to 20 people at a push inside with a further 10 seats outside.
With your help we will be able to do major works to be able to provide more seating space, a customer toilet which we currently lack and a food preparation area to continue making all the great food we currently provide.
With the improvements we will take the internal seating from 20 to up 30 seats.
By moving the fixed seating you can see in the first picture to the main wall to the right of the seats and running it the whole length of the wall and placing tall tables that will seat 2 will double the seating straight away. By moving this will then mean we can create access through the wall to a toilet which is currently for staff only. By creating the entrance from the customer seating area would mean we can block access from behind the counter to be able to remove a partition wall in the area behind the counter to be able to make a goodness’s preparation area that we currently don’t have.
In addition to this we will be moving the main front counter to up against where the red wall is and adding an extra piece of counter to make a more open and approachable counter.