Bollocks, bollocks, bollocks. And not the ones preceeded by 'never mind'.
The leaseholder has let us down. He's been stringing us along for over 3 weeks now, and despite many reminders from our Estate Agent and many hollow promises, he failed once again to turn up for his meeting today. I don't get it really. Either the shop was up for offer or not. Why waste the Estate Agents time and our time by doing this. The offer was accepted and we'd sorted out our solicitor and built our business plan around this property. He's obviously a big arse head.
Anyway, now that's out of my system.....
We have a couple of options now;
1. We can wait for another shop to come up in a great location and risk not getting in before xmas, and so miss the busiest shopping month of the year.
2. We can move into another shop that's 5 minutes away from the shop we'd wanted, and therefore not in the ideal location. However we could sort it all out before xmas.
we have to take into consideration that we're both unemployed at the moment and have mortgages to pay etc.
The advantage of option 2 is that if another place turned up in a better location next year we'd already have a shop and it would be easier to relocate.
The danger of option 2 is that the customers would be thinner on the ground.
I guess it's one of those 'believe in yourself' moments.