Painting, new floors, and countertops are also needed. With materials bought on sale and volunteer labor, the cost to renovate will be $71,725.
The coffeehouse equipment will consist of two commercial espresso machines, air pots and urns, a commercial blender, commercial brewer, top loading coffee bins, barista syrups, cold drink dispenser, frothing equipment, a commercial refrigerator, microwave and stainless steel prep bar. The furniture will consist of leather couches, and chairs (purchased at auction), coffee tables, bookcases, and window treatment. Other startup expenses will be dishes, furniture, rent deposit, and marketing.
All pastries will be supplied daily by a local bakery.
The café will be owned and operated by Owen Jones, a veteran restaunteur with several years experience running and managing chain restaurants. Jones a graduate of Kansas State University has an undergraduate degree in business administration.
Other tenants include: Life Spring Med Spa, Jane’s Canines (Pet Store & Boarding), Pride Cleaners Kahn Dental and Swim U.
Price Chopper brings more than 10,000 shoppers per week to the center.
Because of its small size, the café can enjoy larger margins in the form of lower overhead.
The cafe will hand select baristas and offer salaries comparable to the chains.
The café will work with its employees to build strong businesses and a secure future. Below are their Keys to Success: The Russet Cup will be a coffee house / café located in the Overland Park, Kansas.
Located in the Kansas City area, the cozy café will be located in the newly completed Market Square Plaza.