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Our coffee shop is the only one of its kind around and we have to turn away customers. Anyone want to open up a rival business?

By Mark Kitto   May 2009

We’d like some more competition

We are suffering from a rare commercial problem. We need competition. The Lodge, our coffee shop, is now in its fourth year of operation and is still the only western-style establishment in Moganshan. It is hard to keep our (mainly foreign) clientele happy because we simply don’t have room to accommodate them all. We could expand, of course, but then we would have more wasted space in the off season. And besides, a key attraction of the Lodge is the cosy, homely atmosphere.

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