One of the best things about the food and drink scene in Beijing is the growing number of niche vendors who make everything from bacon to bagels, cupcakes to coffee, mala sausage to meatballs — lots of them were at the recent Jue Market.
Over the past few days, I have heard about a few available spaces that might fit some of these business.
One is Deli De Luxe, at Chaoyang Park, which is up for rent. This is a cozy space that seats about ten, has a decent kitchen for a place this size, and, for those businesses focused on delivery, is close to plenty of residential areas. Word is the rent is reasonable and there is about a year left on the lease, which would provide a nice amount of time to test-drive a business idea.
The other spaces are at the front of Nanjie, in Sanlitun South, increasingly the go-to area for those seeking Western comfort food. The owner at Nanjie is planning to create two spaces out front — about the size of the Tavalin bagels: see drawing below — that will be especially good at night when there is heavy foot traffic.
I don’t know all of the details on leases or rents, so if you’re interested, please contact the owners. If you don’t know the owners, let me know at beijingboyce (at) yahoo.com or ‘beijingboyce’ on weixin, and I’ll connect you.