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Our first business venture - The Red House

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wez130, Jul 27, 2018.

  1. rhysduck


    Joined: Oct 25, 2009

    Posts: 5,692

    Location: Nelson, South Wales

    Love it!
  2. arknor


    Joined: Nov 22, 2005

    Posts: 35,525

    Location: Newcastle/Zurich

    Looking pretty good.

    Hope you manage to make it a nice little earner for you.
  3. wez130


    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    Yes, there's enough space for the trays under the oven, even the full length ones, that's just an old sticker (i think) on the shelving, i'm going to have to double check again though, eventually though, i'll replace the whole lot with stainless steel for more storage space, yes, really pleased! New signage is apparently being put up tomorrow (saturday).
  4. Macro


    Joined: Jun 9, 2006

    Posts: 5,673

    Now we just need you to install a WebCam feed front of house so we can join your customers for the opening! :)
  5. wez130


    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    I already have CCTV over IP installed, but that's for personal use :D
  6. ScoTTyBEEE

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 1, 2004

    Posts: 1,895

    Location: London

    Come to computer forum - admire commercial kitchen half way around the world
  7. wez130


    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Matakana New Zealand


    Excuse the half cut grass, no excuse lol.

    I was looking for a good angle for a magazine article, i'm going to re-shoot this picture when the grass is dry enough to cut, the rain here has been constant for the last few weeks! However, i love the angle of this image. Only 5 days until we finally open, the time has really flown, got 10 out of the 12 tap beers in stock now, and i've been testing them ;) I love this place now, hopefully it'll be our pension fund!
  8. NiCkNaMe


    Joined: Jul 17, 2005

    Posts: 2,953

    Good luck dude, reckon you should live stream the opening !
  9. wez130


    Joined: Jan 31, 2004

    Posts: 10,592

    Location: Matakana New Zealand

    TIME'S UP!!!
    Renovation time is over. We officially open our doors tomorrow AM, we've been making final touches today, well, as much as we can, there will be some tweaking here and there, and once we have money in the bank, more improvements, but for now, we've done as much as we can, and i think we've made a huge transformation in just 6 weeks! So proud of my wife and myself for all our hard work, now the harder work begins :D





  10. Hades


    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 21,419

    Location: Surrey and London

    Fingers crossed!
  11. -westy-


    Joined: Nov 7, 2002

    Posts: 12,164

    Location: UK

    Quick question for you - do you have another till elsewhere? Or just the one?
  12. adidan


    Joined: Aug 26, 2018

    Posts: 270

    Location: Outside your house

    Looking good.

    Waimarie pai. If you do do any little vids at any point can you make sure there are Tui chattering away somewhere, miss those beauties :)
  13. [FnG]magnolia


    Joined: Aug 29, 2007

    Posts: 25,324

    Location: Auckland

    That is looking pretty top notch, great job! We'll try and stop in on our way north for summer hols in December.

    Get that grass finished though ;)
  14. Maccy


    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,475

    Location: Back in Blighty

    That looks brilliant, congrats @wez130 :)
  15. Armageus


    Joined: May 19, 2012

    Posts: 9,380

    Location: Spalding, Lincolnshire

    Looks great - good luck with the opening :)
  16. peterwalkley


    Joined: Feb 23, 2009

    Posts: 2,831

    Location: South Wirral

    Good luck wez. Certainly looking good and I like that you've left room around tables for things like pushchairs - that was a right pain when my two were younger and put us off quite a few places.
  17. MonkeyMan


    Joined: Jul 9, 2003

    Posts: 5,687

    I like the barrels in the corner, are they just for decoration or is it some old school drink storage?
  18. neviditelny


    Joined: Oct 15, 2015

    Posts: 829

    That is looking really great :) If I ever get the chance to head to New Zealand I will drop in for a beer or two :)
  19. Kol


    Joined: Jan 8, 2003

    Posts: 13,625

    Location: London

    Nice, good luck @wez130 - we are considering a trip to NZ next year so will pop this on our list of places to visit!
  20. Ryan-3


    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,469

    Location: Northumberland

    I like it. Thought the clock was a dart board at first.. :D

    Good luck!