I`ve worked in nightclubs for several years and something I`m sure of is that in bad times, people like to have a drink and socialize....it makes them feel a little better or they can just bitch and someone can relate. In good times, people like to drink and socialize because things are good !
Personally, I like the bar business. I`ve seen some bars go out of business but usually because they relied on a single big employer for customers and the employer moves or closes down.
I`ve also seen bars get hurt by a change in the routing of traffic. In one instance, a new road and off ramp were built as another entrance to a major airport. The bar is in a small town and the new road and ramp directed traffic around the town. Now no one just drives thru the town on the way to anywhere.
Why is the owner selling ? Does he/she know something you don`t and wants out ? New construction, new bar down the street, big employer moving, is the area or the demographics changing ?
Hope this helps
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