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Ok! Here is the story of the Cafe. It is located in the village of Monticello Amiata. In the Provence of Grosseto, in the region of Tuscany. The town is very small and many of the people that live in the area are foreigners. The Provence is very poor and rent in the village is very low. The cafe was successful and everyone liked it very much. It was busy during both the tourist season and off season. But over a year ago the owner became very ill with cancer and had to close down.
The fact that it was successfull and is missed was the sellig point for me. I would never have considered it if this hadn't been the case.
If you are saying to yourself "When did this happen?" you would not be alone. Not everything I am thinking or planing is posted on facebook, and I make most of my plans and descissions on my own. So it may be a surprise to friends and family, but it has been ongoing for a few weeks in my world.
In a nut shell, I have found a business opportunity in Italy that will allow me to fulfill two dreams.
First, the dream of moving back to Europe This has been my desire since I left 14 years ago. I love Europe and my best memories are all there. When I was back last summer I knew that I had to stop wasting time and make it happen. But the barriers were all the same. What was I going to do to earn a living and how would I get citizenship?
The answer came with the opportunity of fulfilling my second dream. And that is to start my own business. As a business owner I can get citizenship, make a living, and above all, build something of my own.
Did I ever see myself running a cafe? Let me tell you, I have been working on and off in the restaurant/bar/cafe industry for nearly 15 years. I have seen it all. So no. I definitely did not see myself opening a restaurant. But I did always say, if I did open a restaurant it would be small and have a small menu of really good quality items. I would have only a few staff members. I know this industry. I know how hard I will have to work. But it will be my labour of love and that is what I want.
I will be renting most of the equipment for the cafe and the rent of the cafe itself is to be very low. Start up cost thus far are reasonable to handle.
Now, here it is the start of May and the start of the tourist season in Italy. Which means I need to get myself to Italy for the beginning of June.
Everything I can sell I am selling. I have given my notice to my landlady. I am saving every penny and working extra hard.
All help will be gratefully accepted. $5 here or there can go a long way. And please read the reward insentives on the right of this page. I think they are pretty awesome.
Thank you so much for taking an interest in my little dream. Take care.