As most of you may know, I try to stay away from smaller markets, not want ing to go into areas where there are less than 5,000 addresses. However, I think I might’ve found something here and I want to get some opinions from small-market operators. I’ll give you a little background information on the town, Concordia, KS.
- Total address count - approx. 3,000
- County address count - approx. 5,100
- Traffic count - over 13,000 cars per day
- Competition - 1 Pizza Hut (Deivery, dine in, carryout), 1 gas station that sells pizza.
- Avg. income - $31,398 per household
Additional info: One small 2-yr college with approx. 1,000 students, 0f which 240 are in dorms.
I’ve talked to the potential landlord of a high-traffic strip mall and have tentatively agreed on basics which include:
- Rent of $6.50/sq foot for 1,622 square feet.
- Leasehold improvements of approx. $9,000 covered by him, thrown into the lease for the first 5 years, thus making the total rent payment $1028.58/month.
- Additional construction costs of approx. $5,000
- Equipment package of approx. $25,000
- Signage, smallwares, and computer systems of approx. $8,000
These figures, with others, have me calculating a break even of somewhere in the range of $4,200/week. So, with these numbers in mind, give me a “best guess” of sales to be generated in this possible location based what you small market operators have experienced. Thanks in advance. -J_r0kk