Sunday, October 25, 2020

Entrepreneurism

 I walked along Domain Road, past Melbourne Grammar, housing and businesses, mostly food related,to my right, parkland with picnickers within their socially distant chalk circle to my left. Oh, there is sight in the park. A table with a draping table cloth and diners sitting on chairs. And there is another one. What is going on? The rich and posh are bringing their own tables, chairs and tablecloths? 



Comrades, while I may well be a communist, my principles are weak and I thoroughly approve of restaurant Entrecote setting up this chair and table hire business. While it was rain, wind, storm and tempest in Melbourne today, very soon Entrecote will also need to hire out shade umbrellas. 

34 comments:

  1. Pivoting businesses, I love it.

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  2. Big smiles. I hope (and expect) that they will do well.

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  4. This is brilliant! Wish we could do it here, but it is so cold now that it is too late. Guess I will be cooking for another year!

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    1. At times here and too windy or wet, but even midwinter brave souls sit out.

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  5. At least someone is thinking ‘what can we do????? Be nicer sitting there than alongside a road with traffic flowing by. I wonder if they provide a meal as well or is BYO?

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    1. Just had a little look and all the info is here
      https://www.entrecote.com.au/pique-nique
      Hope you don’t mind the link :)

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    2. As I expected Cathy, pricey but a great idea. Thanks for finding out.

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  6. Sound cool. Anyhow I seen a few people pull up and set up a market stand off highway. Although I wonder how they do.
    Hope your staying safe and coffee is on

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    1. Dora, I guess if they set up a stall they must make money.

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  7. Well that is certainly a different take. They've had their thinking cap on for sure.

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  8. Where there's a will, there's a way. This is a clever plan.

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  9. They are hiring out tables and chairs to picnickers? Or running a parkland almost restaurant? It is nice to see people out and about there.

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    1. River, you pay $90 for upmarket picnic hamper then hire the chairs and table on top. No table service.

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  10. We had our first 2 visitors for months on Friday. Gorgeous sunshine, chairs taken outside in the front garden and lots of cold drinks. Can't wait for coffee shops and restaurants open their outdoor tables again!

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    1. That must have been lovely He is.

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  11. What a great idea. I will add that your photos are totally crisp and clear on my new laptop. The best I've seen.

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    1. That's good to know Cro. As you know I am very much point and shoot.

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  12. Your restaurants are closed too ? As we are in autumn and it is too cold to sit outside we can order in nearly all restaurants a take away. To earn money the restaurants have organized take aways and that works very well ! Fortunately for them !

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    1. They have been for months Gattina with only essential retail open and takeaway food.

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  13. I have to admit that not only is this a brilliant idea, but it's a great way to get on television and the news!(lol) Hope you're doing well. Hugs, RO

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    1. Yes , quite true RO and ot may have been on the news.

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  14. Welcome to warm weather dining, my town has closed a block of the main street to allow restaurants to put tables out on the street. It actually fixes a difficult intersection.

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    1. Looking forward to that happening here Travel. People winning back some public space from cars.

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  15. It's amazing how creative we can be when faced with a problem!

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    1. Which is why I have faith in our future Jackie.

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  16. As George W. Bush (Dubya) once said - "The French don't even have a word for entrepreneur!"

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  17. Took me one second YP. Did he really!

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  18. What an excellent idea! Covid certainly has made many businesses think outside the box, you have to admire their survival instincts ✨

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  19. Our restaurants have been open here for a long time now. Despite increasing cases. Seems more the social gatherings driving larger cases. I think the restaurants have to keep the diner groups six feet or more apart though.

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