I am very happy to see so many new followers out there. I have been preparing some new pricing which I will be rolling out over the next month or so. As we come out of the slow season our private events calendar is filling up fast, thanks to all who have been suggesting The Airlock for team-building/moral events and for birthday parties and bachelor parties. Because the calendar is so busy, we will be ending the slow season promotional rates soon. I keep extending them because I was seeing a lot of blank time slots on the calendars but that is not true anymore and with the additional expense of heating and lighting our new location we really need to make the adjustment soon.
I promise to continue to try to deliver good value for these events, I do not expect a big change.
I have been getting a lot of inquiries lately about doing private events during our normal business hours. It seems that our new space is much better suited to this type of activity as we no longer need to cater to the walk by strip mall business. It seems that by the time people make it to our new location they are more tuned in and know what is going on. I hope that you will all pay attention to announcements of closures. I hate to turn people away after they make the trip, but it is very important that we start to sell more of this type of event.
We are not out of the woods yet, although things are somewhat better than they were a few months ago. We have caught up on the bills for the most part, for the first time in over a year. There have been significant expenses setting up the new place. Catching up has mostly been due to the fact that we got some cheap rent on the front end of the new lease. In a couple of weeks rent will go back to full price AND we must deal with a large deposit for the new space. This is obviously the most important thing right now. We must raise the money and pay that bill on time if we are going to continue here.
We have had so much fun at the new space and I can't wait to see the new ways we can take advantage of our new location as the weather gets better. I have worked some very extreme hours to make this happen and I am afraid I am wearing a little thin. My resources are completely exhausted at this point. The Airlock cannot continue without an increase in sales. The good news is that we are headed into the busy season and in our previous two years sales naturally got better this time of year.
It needs to be a big increase this year, we need everybody to help spread the word, bring new people, and most importantly just bring yourself down and play some games!
I will be announcing some new pricing and fundraising efforts over the weekend, I am working very hard to finalize the plans now. I am ready to announce the new prices for the new mega party option so I will include those below. Basically any night is for sale now, but we still need to avoid selling partial nights.
If you have special needs for an event that doesn't quite fit our schedule let me know, I will always do my best to work with you.
For up to 32 people, private event, 5pm to midnight pricing is as follows:
Tuesday-Thursday: $1000 + tax
Friday: $1200 + tax
Saturday: $1500 + tax
No alcohol, but you are welcome to bring in whatever food and non-alcoholic drink you would like. To reserve a night for this type of event we need 2/3rd down payment due to the risk of announcing that we will be closed. Once we announce a closure it is almost impossible to change that announcement and expect normal sales for the night.
Pricing for events outside our business hours will stay the same for the time being, the new prices will be rolled out soon.
Thanks for all of your support! Please continue to use the Amazon link, it really does help.
I hope to see you all soon!