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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #125 on: March 20, 2020, 01:03:39 AM »
Maxx, I would definitely negotiate a reduction in the rent. Trade is expected to be slow to non existent and many other restaurants might go out of business along with other businesses. So big supply of premises before too long but little demand. Those locals without the sort of financial backing you have got won't want to risk it. Handled right though you could end up well placed when the eventual revival comes along.


My landlord, a Georgian man, is with his Georgian wife in Montreal Canada. They have agreed to cut my business rent to $300 a month (from $500) for the months of April and May. They cut it to zero if I didn't live there. But I will live there. So it is what I now pay to my other landlord. I'll be leaving his place at the end of this month. He is not happy about that. EVERYONE here needs money!


Last night my custom made restaurant equipment came. I got a few other things they are going to build to get everything looking perfect. Small low cost stuff. I will take some photos of what I got so far and post it here. The plumber and electrician should be at my place in a few hours.


My future employee Khatuna is in self quarantine for 2 weeks. Hopefully after that we can start cooking and develop our recipes with photos et cetera for the menu. So we are living in interesting times!


 

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #126 on: March 20, 2020, 01:25:30 AM »

Double post
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 01:29:11 AM by Maxx2 »

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #127 on: March 20, 2020, 01:27:21 AM »

If you can keep your head when all about you   

    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,   

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

    But make allowance for their doubting too;   

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,

    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:



If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;   

    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;   

If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster

    And treat those two impostors just the same;   

If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken

    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,

    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:



If you can make one heap of all your winnings

    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

    And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

    To serve your turn long after they are gone,   

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’



If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   

    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,

    If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,   

Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,   

    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!




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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #128 on: March 20, 2020, 03:41:15 AM »

My landlord, a Georgian man, is with his Georgian wife in Montreal Canada. They have agreed to cut my business rent to $300 a month (from $500) for the months of April and May. They cut it to zero if I didn't live there. But I will live there. So it is what I now pay to my other landlord. I'll be leaving his place at the end of this month. He is not happy about that. EVERYONE here needs money!


Last night my custom made restaurant equipment came. I got a few other things they are going to build to get everything looking perfect. Small low cost stuff. I will take some photos of what I got so far and post it here. The plumber and electrician should be at my place in a few hours.


My future employee Khatuna is in self quarantine for 2 weeks. Hopefully after that we can start cooking and develop our recipes with photos et cetera for the menu. So we are living in interesting times!


Maxx, NO-ONE could have predicted this 's*itstorm' and I am truly sorry that your venture has encountered a unique set of circumstances .

I think your former 'to be' landlord will come around, in time .. 

A lot of people are just waking up to what this means


We'll be back, EU ..and as a certain 'gentleman' couldn't accept my offer to 'bury the hatchet' .. Don't trust a clueless Californian 'business owner' who cannot even quote me, honestly ..

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #129 on: March 20, 2020, 04:26:15 AM »

Maxx, NO-ONE could have predicted this 's*itstorm' and I am truly sorry that your venture has encountered a unique set of circumstances .

I think your former 'to be' landlord will come around, in time .. 

A lot of people are just waking up to what this means


It was laughing today when one of my business neighbors was concerned about the noise a kitchen vent pipe might make.





Alex managed to cool her down with reassurances that there wouldn't be any noise.


All the plumbing and electrical supply stores are closed. Today was the official day of the start of the shutdown. But people still need to make money. My plumbers/electrician are at my business now hooking up things. I got my equipment last night. 






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Up to 47 cases here in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #130 on: March 21, 2020, 12:16:41 AM »

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #131 on: March 22, 2020, 02:53:52 AM »
My landlord and his daughter Irma "Ear-ma" stopped by. They want me to stay at their (my) apartment for $200 a month. It was $350 a month and then they lowered it to $300 a month several months ago. Now it is $200 a month. My utilities including the internet is about $50 a month. With the economy contracting I expect prices on everything will drop. I probably could get a luxury apartment along the Sea for $100 a month. People here are desperate for money. The biggest fear I have is the breakdown of civilization. Riots and starvation of millions. At least in Georgia there is plenty of access to food and the Georgian people are kind and caring to each other. 

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #132 on: March 22, 2020, 03:02:46 AM »
Dear Maxx,

What a dilemma...

Your 'old' landlord has access to many foodie delights..)

I do not see Georgians being so bad..

I would rather have left my car left unlocked there than in the west.

I note the govt. declared a state of emergency, yesterday... I have a GE sim in my phone and get frequent messages.

Keep us updated.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2020, 04:43:45 AM by msmob »
We'll be back, EU ..and as a certain 'gentleman' couldn't accept my offer to 'bury the hatchet' .. Don't trust a clueless Californian 'business owner' who cannot even quote me, honestly ..

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #133 on: March 22, 2020, 04:05:23 AM »
Dear Maxx,

What a dilemma...

Your 'old' landlord has accessto many foodie delights..)

I do not see Georgians beening so bad..

I would rather have left my car left unlocked there than in the west.

I note the govt. declared a state of emergency, yesterday... I have a GE sim in my phone and get frequent messages.

Keep us updated.


Will do. 


A message from my daughter. She works the graveyard shift at Honeywell

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Yes, that is a good time [to call]. I’ll be at work... they have been sending us home because our parts we need come from Ohio and for some reason they haven’t been delivering them and when they do they only last one day and then we are out for two-three days. If i’m driving all the way to work tomorrow for them ask me to leave... i will say no (i have the right to do that but if there is no work it’s really awful to sit there with nothing to do for 8hrs especially on 3rd shift because you have to fight not to fall asleep) but i need the money so i’ll be there no matter what... so the call will help.


My other daughter who works in a restaurant is out of work because all restaurants are closed in America as they are all here.

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I met this woman....
« Reply #134 on: March 22, 2020, 04:18:08 AM »



Her name is Khatuna. She is 43 years old. She likes me! Very good looking! Never married and no children. Lives with her father, mother and sister. Unfortunately she is in self quarantine, as I am also. 

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Re: I met this woman....
« Reply #136 on: March 22, 2020, 07:43:17 AM »


Her name is Khatuna. She is 43 years old. She likes me! Very good looking! Never married and no children. Lives with her father, mother and sister. Unfortunately she is in self quarantine, as I am also.


How did you both meet if you're both in self quarantine? Tell her your restaurant serves virus free meals and invite her over on a date.
Do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19

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Re: Up to 47 cases here in the Republic of Georgia
« Reply #137 on: March 23, 2020, 06:14:54 AM »

54 as of today


http://georgiatoday.ge/news/20090/Coronavirus-Cases-Increase-to-54-in-Georgia


Decreased by 5 cases as of today. I heard two people tell me the lock down is to April 21

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Re: I met this woman....
« Reply #138 on: March 23, 2020, 06:16:09 AM »

How did you both meet if you're both in self quarantine? Tell her your restaurant serves virus free meals and invite her over on a date.


We met before the quarantine.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #140 on: March 23, 2020, 07:52:38 PM »
Up to 61 cases. 8 Georgians have recovered so far.


http://georgiatoday.ge/news/20133/Number-of-Coronavirus-Cases-Rises-to-61


Talked with my daughter today. It is her 40th birthday. She is out of work until ... when?  Everyone is suffering anxiety and uncertainty about the future.


Georgia is in lock down until the 21st of April and maybe longer.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #141 on: March 23, 2020, 08:22:57 PM »



Maxx


I'm sure Alex can help


If you mean Jones, well I agree! One of my proudest moments of being a father was reading my daughter's FB  page saying Jones was her dream man.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #142 on: March 23, 2020, 10:14:35 PM »
If I read the same of my kids,  I'd shoot myself ;)

Despite not having any influence over their teenage years, I'm pleased they hate Brexit and will ensure the wrinklies  madness is overturned, soonest !

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #143 on: March 24, 2020, 01:36:29 AM »
The total number of persons infected with coronavirus has increased to 66 in Georgia. The information has been posted on the special website created by the government, stopcov.ge.
3320 people are in quarantine and 235 are undergoing inpatient care.
9 out of 66 people have recovered from COVID-19.

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #144 on: March 24, 2020, 03:17:44 AM »
For a while the internet stopped working in Batumi. Immediately I assumed the end of the world happened...  :P
« Last Edit: March 24, 2020, 03:23:26 AM by Maxx2 »

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #145 on: March 24, 2020, 10:38:45 PM »
The total number of persons infected with coronavirus has increased to 66 in Georgia. The information has been posted on the special website created by the government, stopcov.ge.
3320 people are in quarantine and 235 are undergoing inpatient care.
9 out of 66 people have recovered from COVID-19.


http://georgiatoday.ge/news/20167/Coronavirus-Cases-Rise-to-70-in-Georgia


The number of confirmed coronavirus cases has reached 70 in Georgia. Of these patients, 9 have already recovered. At the time of writing, there are 4055 people in quarantine while 252 patients are stationary, under medical supervision.The coronavirus cases trebled today. Due to the fear of the spread of the COVID-19, Georgia has declared a state of emergency. Because of the domestic transmission of the illness, quarantine has been declared in the municipalities of Marneuli and Bolnisi.By Nini Dakhundaridze 
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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #146 on: March 24, 2020, 11:37:20 PM »
Ilona and I are back in contact again. She and I send each other WhatsApp messages. She said that she fears people will take all the money out of the banks. I messaged her back and told her that was known as a "run on the bank."

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #147 on: March 25, 2020, 07:08:29 AM »
Don't give her any money, if she asks.


Stay healthy!


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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #148 on: March 25, 2020, 07:27:13 AM »
she fears people will take all the money out of the banks.


I fear people will take all the money out of Maxx. In times of crisis, people will get desperate and exploit others. You're a nice guy Maxx. Keep your distance from people you know you can't trust.
Do your part to limit the spread of COVID-19

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Re: Starting and Running a Business in the Republic of Georgia, Batumi
« Reply #149 on: March 25, 2020, 08:17:25 AM »
Don't give her any money, if she asks.


Stay healthy!




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