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September 20, 2017 | 0 comments
As you have all read, the vote for Dedicated Ice is out. So please be sure to vote, and remember you need to be a current member to vote. Our progress with the building is proceeding really well, though slower than we would like. The lease negotiations are done. We have completed an initial phase 1 design (thank you Sean). We have been frantically working on pulling together all the numbers and finally were able to publish the updated business plan (thank you Sarah, Sean,...
August 31, 2017 | 0 comments
We have really good news to report. We have agreed to initial terms with owner of a building located at 8450 Enterprise Way, Oakland CA. The building is 15,000 sq ft -150’ long and 100’ wide with 16’ ceiling. This means our warm room will be on the side. The building is very clean, built in the 1980s with a large parking lot and a HUGE sign! So now the hard work begins. We need to engage with the city of Oakland to obtain a conditional use permit, aggressively continue...
August 23, 2017 | 1 comments
Last time we posted, we stated that the real estate market remains very challenging. Well, that has not changed. We have continued to scour the real estate listings (thank you Sarah) and occasionally find one of interest, but never get any farther than an initial inquiry. Seriously, who doesn’t want a curing club in their industrial space? Well, it seems we have had some good fortune. We identified a suitable building right off 880 at Hegenberger in Oakland, and so far...
August 23, 2016 | 2 comments
The real estate market remains very challenging. Nonetheless, we continue to look for suitable properties to build a DI facility. And, in fact, we have our eyes on one in Oakland off of High St. We were contacted by the broker representing the Burroughs Ave landlord. He has a good understanding of our needs and when he learned that one of his clients wants to sublease part of a large building they lease, he thought of us. After checking it out, it looked very promising so we...
May 17, 2016 | 0 comments
As you are aware, the club has been looking at a property in San Leandro. We had a signed letter of intent, and were very close to being in a position to sign a lease if approved by membership. However, this property also had some significant challenges for us to overcome. Given these hurdles, and the contingencies that would be required in order to sign a lease, the property owner has decided to work with a tenant that will more closely align with the current warehouse use....
May 12, 2016 | 0 comments
We continue to make excellent progress in securing a lease at 2085 Burroughs Ave to build a 5 sheet curling club. A notice was sent out announcing a member meeting on May 23 which will conclude with the closing of the member vote authorizing the Board to move forward. And although we have successfully addressed the hurdles noted in our last DI update, some remain. Meaning, this is not a done deal, but we are working had to address them and plan to have everything sorted...
April 21, 2016 | 0 comments
We have been making excellent progress with our DI efforts. As this deal is more complicated than ones in the past, we are juggling a lot of interdependent tasks but making great headway. That is not to say there are not some significant hurdles remaining. Here is a quick update on our progress:• Lease Agreement - We have been exchanging comments with the landlord and so far seem to have resolved most of the major issues. We probably have a few more weeks left to...
March 28, 2016 | 0 comments
Really good news - we have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to lease the San Leandro property (2085 Burroughs Ave). But before, you get too excited, we still have some major hurdles to get over.In our last report, we stated we had agreed terms and was waiting for the owner’s review of our financials. Well, that did not result in the outcome we expected. The owner expressed concerns and then insisted on some changes to the terms. So, of course we went back and forth a few...
February 23, 2016 | 1 comments
We have more good dedicated ice news to report!Our January newsletter described how we identified a potential property in San Leandro, submitted a letter of intent (LOI), and received a counteroffer. We have made great progress since then. Please read on...We spent considerable time analyzing two pressing concerns: zoning restrictions and our ability to sell alcohol. First, the alcohol issue. Our multiple discussions with a San Leandro planning commissioner and city council...
January 24, 2016 | 2 comments
Since our last report we continue to look for a location to build a DI facility and are not finding much. Then in December we identified a potential property located at 2085 Burroughs Ave in San Leandro (about 30,00 sq feet). We submitted an initial letter of intent just before Christmas. In mid-January, we received a response, which although not giving us everything we asked for, it appears we can negotiate a mutually agreeable deal. But, there is a “however”, so...