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Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brad Churchill Nov 8, 2012. 5 Replies

After finding what I had hoped would be a good location for my new shop, I have serious reservations.  The space was previously a hair salon for many years (they recently moved to the larger space…Continue

 

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Giovanna replied to Thomas Snyder's discussion Almond Paste: Make it or buy it?
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Giovanna replied to Andy Ciordia's discussion Chocolate Candy Bar Molds in the group Startup Central
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Brad Churchill replied to Giovanna's discussion Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop
"Good Call.  The place should be odor free BEFORE you lease it and spend all the money on reno's.  The fact that he doesn't value your time or money tells me the landlord's definitely not a professional when it comes to…"
Nov 8, 2012
Giovanna replied to Giovanna's discussion Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop
"I brought this up with the landlord. He agreed to include a termination clause in the lease if the problem was not fixed to my satisfaction. When he sent me a copy of the lease agreement however, there was a time limit of 9 days on that. Yikes!…"
Nov 7, 2012
Brad Churchill replied to Giovanna's discussion Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop
"Have your landlord take care of the issues as part of the lease negotiation, and ensure that the issues are dealt with "subject to your approval".  Chocolate is very hygroscopic, meaning it readily absorbs odor and moisture from its…"
Nov 7, 2012
Edward J replied to Giovanna's discussion Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop
"Yup. New ceiling tiles won't break the bank, nor are they particularily hard or time consuming to install,  but the price can add up. Shellac has a very nice property in that it blocks odours, it's also organic.  Again, applying…"
Nov 7, 2012
Duffy Sheardown replied to Giovanna's discussion Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop
"Hi Giovanna,  I had a drain-cleaning company move in next door to my industrial unit. Nice guys and I'd recommend them as drain cleaners but not as neighbours. They moved out after a month when I complained about the smell but I was still…"
Nov 6, 2012
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Unwanted fragrances in potential new shop

After finding what I had hoped would be a good location for my new shop, I have serious reservations.  The space was previously a hair salon for many years (they recently moved to the larger space next door).  My concern is the smell. There is a distinct soapy/perfumy fragrance of hair care products that has not dissipated over the last month or two that it has been vacant.  The cabinet mounted on the wall where the hair wash station was seems to be the main culprit, however, I am concerned…See More
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