I have spent the last three and a half days scouting new locations for the store. We have looked at a couple of places we liked, but they all have one issue or another. The best location is not a good building structurally. I had a building inspector look at it because I could tell it was going to need a lot of TLC to get it up to code. The big thing would probably finding a good deal on roof repair in Manhattan NY. That is not something that is going to be simple and from what it seems to me that was going to be expensive too. Of course any building is going to have issues, but you want to have as few of them as possible and you want to make sure that the issues are the sort that you can deal with.
In fact you want to be able to deal with the issues methodically and on a budget. We have a number in mind for this project and we can not start out by blowing half of it on the roof. We have way too many other things that we have to deal with. In fact we want to find a building which is in pretty good shape and is not going to require us to bend over backward to get it ready to occupy. We have to think about the health and safety codes, which is plenty for us to deal with. Dealing with a bunch of construction issues is something we will do if necessary, but you want to get out of it if you are capable of that. There is nothing in that which is a profit to us. So we want to stay out of that sort of business if we can.