Day: November 20, 2017

Crockers 2.0 – A few speed bumps along the way

“If it was easy, everyone would be doing it”

I came across this quote a little over a year ago. I was trying to find a way to finance Crockers Chef’s Table in Potten End and coming up dry at every turn. It was incredibly hard and to be honest I was about to give up. I then found this quote which somehow gave me another little push. The rest as they say is history.

It seems the same now applies as we try and make the dream for Crockers 2.0 a reality. Scott and I originally viewed our new location in June this year. I naively thought we would be up and running by the end of November. You’d think after a year in business in Potten End the naive optimism may have worn off.

I have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes mostly trying to get solicitors to talk to each nicely. Sorry if you’re in the legal game but oh my god how do they ever achieve anything. It’s like to animals fluffing their feathers all day long. Anyway, just as we finally come the end of the legal bits we hit another speed bump in the road. The joys of planning! What should have been a simple application could now go to a planning committee possibly adding another month on to the schedule.

Now I’m a firm believer that everything happens for a reason so I guess there’s a good reason for this.

The latest speed bump appeared just this weekend. It turns out we need to triple the power supply which means a new connection. Unfortunately due to our new location (all will be revealed soon…….I hope) this means a 14 week wait for the connection.

You know it’s not so much the frustration of delaying the opening that bothers me but the fact that we have so many amazing guests and fans that want to come. Scott and I are so grateful for the fact everyone is just as excited as us. We’re both desperate to let everyone know where we’re moving to and when. Hopefully it won’t be long now.

Scott and I are looking forward to a busy few weeks leading to our short break our Christmas. We’ll be back in Potten End in the new year before opening our new location in the Spring.

Fingers crossed for no more speed bumps in the road.

Luke.