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Old 03-26-2013, 05:04 PM
 
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Looking for the right area to open Pizza/Pasta restaurant in the Denver area suburbs.
Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Cherry Creek and Parker have been recommended.
Any and all suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Golden, CO
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Looking for the right area to open Pizza/Pasta restaurant in the Denver area suburbs.
Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Cherry Creek and Parker have been recommended.
Any and all suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Really depends on the type of restaurant (casual? upscale?) and your target demographic.

For instance, I wouldn't recommend a Pizza Hut for Cherry Creek.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Isn't there some research that a business owner does relating to things like demographics, existing similar restaurants, etc.? Aren't there companies that provide that support? Asking a bunch of unknown strangers on an anonymous forum just doesn't seem like a very educated or logical way to get this information.
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Old 03-26-2013, 08:07 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Isn't there some research that a business owner does
It is not a spam post, but I don't know what it is.
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Denver, Colorado U.S.A.
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Hopefully it'll be good pizza that will put an end to the other thread about how Denver doesn't have any good pizza
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:12 AM
 
Location: 5280 above liquid
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Hopefully it'll be good pizza that will put an end to the other thread about how Denver doesn't have any good pizza
It won't, it will morph into "Worst thing about Denver - Italian Beef Sandwiches" or "Worst thing about Denver - Philly Cheese steak"
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Looking for the right area to open Pizza/Pasta restaurant in the Denver area suburbs.
Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Cherry Creek and Parker have been recommended.
Any and all suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Don't do it. It will fail here. Refer to this: The worst thing about Denver - Pizza


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Old 03-27-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Yeah, odd post.

If I was opening a restaurant I would start with a listing of existing restaurants in areas of consideration, ratings, any information available on these companies (making money/losing money), and their demographics

Would understand my customer segment. What core group of customers is my pizza place going at. How does that overlap competitors. I.e. Pizza Doodle versus Hops & Pie. What segment of customer taste/preferences are underserved (some may say North East transplants but there are probally more of those pizza hating californias here than North east).

Then use demographic information for the cities/counties to determine where the segment I am looking to attack is best served.

Focus Groups then qualative research to ensure that my concept is on-point with the segment and profiles of the customers I am looking to serve.


Though if you want my segment - I want real coal fired pizza. Fresh Clam's on white. . .with a taste profile that meets/matches/exceeds Frank Pepe out of Fairfield or New Haven.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: 5280 above liquid
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Yeah, odd post.

If I was opening a restaurant I would start with a listing of existing restaurants in areas of consideration, ratings, any information available on these companies (making money/losing money), and their demographics

Would understand my customer segment. What core group of customers is my pizza place going at. How does that overlap competitors. I.e. Pizza Doodle versus Hops & Pie. What segment of customer taste/preferences are underserved (some may say North East transplants but there are probally more of those pizza hating californias here than North east).

Then use demographic information for the cities/counties to determine where the segment I am looking to attack is best served.

Focus Groups then qualative research to ensure that my concept is on-point with the segment and profiles of the customers I am looking to serve.


Though if you want my segment - I want real coal fired pizza. Fresh Clam's on white. . .with a taste profile that meets/matches/exceeds Frank Pepe out of Fairfield or New Haven.
Sounds to me like you should open one
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Broadway and C-470, so it's close to my work. Not really any good pizza places around there either.
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