thoughts on a new coffee bar and venue in downtown roseburg, oregon
Thursday, January 31, 2008
When forming a new "thing" we have to be careful to try to tap into this community and find the life that is there and cultivate it, without superimposing too much prefab starbucks culture.
There are directors who need a place to stage their play. Their are plays that the high school and uact and jacoby wouldn't touch because of the budget or the director's lack of experience or the subject matter.
Could we do live painting along side a gallery of the artists works?
|Oregon||Portland||RiverPlace, pedestrian promenade about 1/2 mile (800 m) long (the only large car free area); pedestrian alleys connect other buildings to the promenade; the site is 73 acres (300,000 m²)||1,200||Mixed-use development along the riverfront including apartments, retail, restaurants, a small market, and a waterfront pedestrian promenade|
|Oregon||Portland||Portland Center, two pedestrian streets run parallel through the development, which includes two parks (car free streets total about 1 mile (1.6 km) length)||1200||Mixed-use development with apartments, retail, and offices|
With the right vibe, the right mix of talent, and some good promotion, an eclectic mix of people is brought together on a weekly basis to experience dependably good, and diverse entertainment.
Interesting Renovated Architecture - tying history and current pop culture
Alternative Company Culture
Good Food & Beer
Constant Communication with Customers via web, newsletters
Events - movie fests, concerts, wine festivals, hosted dinners
What is lacking in Roseburg?
What is needed?
What kind of hotel would be of benefit in Roseburg. Would something like the Jupiter work here?
What does it take to promote concerts?
Artist Relations - Agents
What is a reasonable fee?
Become a spot on concert tours
I like Cooltown a lot. There are some great pictures. I've only had a small chance to peruse some articles. I liked the one about sense of community linked below. I think we're on the same track. I'm glad you said less of "mall." I also see something outside the walls. I would like to think that most of what is needed in Roseburg is a unifying vision of what can be.
What is the base that you want? Does this look like a restaurant/coffee with room for "entertainment" ie art, short films, bands... or more a cool "mall" of artisans...?
Where do you want to go with this? How big does this get? Does it move beyond the four walls, and through what vehicle?
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Bring in half shell for small cover, intimate setting - extend and compliment what is already going on, and build a basis for bringing in other outside talent. -
Brett Dennen's website - social change + music
Promote local bands with web radio on our page, promote to high schools, go for talent that hits crystal ball and doug fir and eugene venues
What is better than wifi? - what is web 2.0/useful cool, not gimmicky - Apple TV/music, vlog/pic blog, twitter - posted on a big screen, public discussion broadcast
Hawk's Brewery (other local breweries?)
Local Home brew Fest
Fog Mountain Chocolates
Food? How much, kitchen...food prep area
Soups tortilla, BLT, french onion, black bean chicken chili
Sandwiches - muffuletta, meatball, panini
Salad - Raspberry/Lime Vinaigrette
Cheesecake, Chocolate, Williams Sonoma Cup Cakes, Truffles
Showcase for local caterers
Monthly Cover Charge/Ticket Purchase - Bands, Food, Host/Drama
First Friday/Integration with Downtown events - bring them together - The Roseburg Summer Festival Season...
Raise capital through local stock sale
Security of BBG offices
Rolling Grille or Sliding Gate
Jeffrey's commitments to Overhead Door
Hire & Train Replacement
Bar - can Vern build?
Espresso Machine - $6000.00 - la marzocco - the best of course!
Roaster - $10,000.00-$15k
Refrigeration - Under the bar fridges -(2-3)
Plumbing & Electrical
Tables & Chairs
Services Items (ie. cups, plates, spoons) - only use paper cups to go
Chairs & Tables - SOCO in M.C.
Cash register - Computer or just write on cups like starbucks? - Jackets/Cup Design
Liquidate Espresso Concession?
Kitchen Area - any room in back?
NAME! - Roseburg Social Club, The Antigua
Further Espresso Training
Latte Art - Best coffee school - eugene
Is current climate control adequate?
What about noise?
How to partition space - visual/physical - square tube half walls, plants...