I have been working on my bplan to open my artisan gelato shop (I will produce in house). Everything is done, and I have gone over all the numbers over and over, but I have been going crazy over finding an estimate of what it would cost to build out a commercial kitchen. Some have told me it could be 120k, others say 20k. PLEASE HELP ME! I have called many general contractors, but they say that they need to see the layout of the place. But I can't get a layout until I show the landlords that I have financing, and I can't get financing until I have outlined all of my costs. It's been impossible to get a breakdown of the costs of setting up a commercial kitchen.
The shop will be a small "hole in the wall" type of place, and the kitchen space (near Los Angeles, CA) will be around 150-250 sq ft. I won't need a hood, but I believe I'll need a grease trap. How much would it cost to get the flooring, plumbing, electric, architect (if needed), permits, etc done? I'm looking for an estimate NOT including equipment, just the layout of a commercial kitchen.
I know that finding a place that already has a kitchen would be ideal, but in my area this is very difficult to find. So I am preparing for the worst case scenario.
Thank you so much for any help!