11. Negotiating (10)
A: This is a huge space available for a restaurant.
B: It’s limited only by your imagination.
A: I want to build a second floor.
B: You can do that.
A: What about venting from the kitchen?
B: Everything’s set up for venting directly outside to the street.
A: Can I smash a hole through this wall to get into the kitchen?
B: You don’t want to do that, because you’ll have to build a three-foot high ramp.
A: What about grease traps?
B: You’ll have to clean them yourself or hire a contractor.
A: What about electricity and gas?
B: You’ll have your own meters for that.
A: You sure do have a huge empty space here for a restaurant.
B: It’s huge, and you can fix it up anyway you like.
A: I want to add a second floor for seating.
B: That’s not a problem.
A: How about venting odors out of the building?
B: This building is in a commercial zone, so you can vent directly into the street.
A: Instead of using this walkway, can I put a hole through this wall directly into the kitchen?
B: That won’t work, because a 3-foot high ramp will take up too much room in the kitchen.
A: How about grease traps for the kitchen food?
B: They aren’t a problem as long as you clean them regularly.
A: Who pays for the electricity and gas?
B: You’ll have your own separate meters.
A: I like how big this space is for a restaurant.
B: There’s little to restrict you from building your dream restaurant.
A: I want to have two floors for dining.
B: As I said, you can do almost anything you want.
A: Where’s the venting for kitchen odors?
B: We’re in a commercial zone, so venting goes straight to the street.
A: I’d rather walk directly into the kitchen by putting a doorway through this wall.
B: That’s no good, because you’ll need to build a ramp which can be dangerous.
A: What’s the story about the grease traps in the kitchen?
B: As long as you or a contractor cleans them regularly, they aren’t an issue.
A: Do I pay for electricity and gas, or do you?
B: That’ll be your cost, because you’ll be metered.