You recently have put extra effort in to getting more business. You are seeing gains and realizing that your stall is too small.
With the temp swings that old Market throws at you continually, no matter what time of year.....your time and money would be better served if you just got the hell out of there and found a more suitable location to spend your precious time. Just....MHO.
And if there is ever anything I, personally, could do to help facilitate that for you Norma....you just say the word.
I did put a little extra effort in getting more business but not a lot. I am not sure why, but think since I found the right cheese (not sure if it exactly right) and advertise that I sell boardwalk style pies that is why I might be busier. Customers are telling me they tell their friends about my boardwalk style of pizzas. As I said before I think most of my customers can relate to a boardwalk style pie such as Grotto's, Mack's and Manco & Manco since many of my customers go to the shore. Of course the Detroit style pies also help to make extra money.
If I were younger I might get out of where I am. To make a move and get venting would cost a fair amount of money. Some places are calling for fire suppression hoods for pizza ovens. I am not in the position right now to spend that extra money.
As I somewhat posted before, I was supposed to get new flooring in my stand over the winter, which was supposed to be paid for by me and the market was going to pay for the labor to do that. This winter has been harsh in weather and the market maintenance men have been fixing broken water pipes and spending their time clearing snow off all of the areas at market. I said something to the one maintenance man on Tuesday about if they are going to put the new flooring in my stand this spring now that the weather is better. He would not commit and said market is looking into getting all new roofs on all the market building because all of them are so old and most have leaks. I then told him that my market floor is really soft in some areas and I worry about the oven falling or something else happening.
What I don't clearly understand at all is that vendors right across from me wanted to try a another stand that was recently vacated way across the aisle. That was a stand that is more than 3 times bigger than my stand. They are only paying a little more a month than I am for stand rent since their move this week. They are also given the option of moving back to their smaller stand if things don't work out with the bigger stand. I would not have been able to move into that bigger stand though because there is no water run to that stand, but the rent thing still bothers me. Also they let other vendors make moves when space if available. Sorry to keep venting about the same stuff.
I really appreciate you would be willing to help me make a move
, but really I don't know where I would move if I could. Our area is so full of pizzerias that sell NY style pizzas.