I'm currently debating the idea of opening up a hombrew store and was wondering how profitable are they or how profitable they can be? Currently where im at located in TX there is one great homebrew store but its way North of town, I beleive the city is growing fast and continues to expand to where the South of the city could have its own brewstore. I'm also thinking of possibly having a nice beer bar with a decent selection on tab to where you can come hang out have a brew and buy what you need to make beer, nice combo but got to see if that flys with TABC. So I got a few ideas just wondering if this is the way to go? Ive read there isnt much to be made in this section of the beer industry?
Depending on the market, my guess is it's a tough gig. Of the three stores I go to, the ownwer is working behind the counter. I've also heard that if you don't also sell wine stuff, your chances of success drop significantly. The beer bar is a good idea, that can be profitable on it's own. Then slowly ramp up the home brew stuff.
But get more advice. I really have no clue