If this is your first time hearing about Long Beach Creamery - our ice cream is amazeballs.
When I fell in love with creating ice cream about a year ago, I had no idea the mad regulations required to handcraft ice cream.
Many agencies are involved to make sure the public receives a quality product - produced in an approved area. In our dairy room design, we have combined the regulations required by the City of Long Beach and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) into a design that allows you to watch the ice cream making process.
The Dairy Room needs precise lighting, venting, cooling and wall and floor coverings that allow you to spray down the whole room.
The front wall of the dairy room will be tempered glass so you can walk right up to it (designed with the kiddies in mind) and see ice cream coming out of the blast freezer, being packed into pints, being made into cakes, sandwiches and pops.
We are designing the whole shop with you as a part of the process. The open design will allow you to see every part of the ice cream making process (except the mop sink - that is just not exciting).
If you have been following us on facebook, you might know that I sold my condo in downtown Long Beach to invest in Long Beach Creamery. As we get closer to building out the shop, the budget numbers (with some room for cash flow for the first few months) keep growing.
Build out costs for the Dairy Room are estimated at $38,000. This includes plumbing, lighting, electrical, HVAC venting, tempered glass walls, custom made door, sealed concrete floors etc.
The shop address is 4141 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90807.
Our rewards for pledging - include all things ice cream, ice cream parties, ice cream making & ice cream notoriety.
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Please consider sharing our kickstarter with your family and friends. The more backers we have - the better chance that the ice cream rewards will be coming your way!
Risks and challenges
The major challenge for building the Dairy Room will be construction overruns in budget and time. Our contractor, Affordable Changes, has successfully built out about 10 restaurant projects this year. You can see his work at Aroma Di Roma and Urban Table on second street.
We have the design down to the bare bones - it's all about the ice cream. No fancy stuff for the original build out - which will save us time and money. As we grow I can add some of the decor elements I would love to have like pendant lighting.
The other challenge will be our city and its' processes. Here we have heard horror stories from other like businesses - but we have also heard some "smooth sailing" stories. Again, the contractor and plan designer we selected have experience with the city's processes, and I am not adverse to heading to the 4th floor of City Hall and staging a sit in to get our plans reviewed or an inspector to our location.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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