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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #30 on: March 20, 2012, 08:41:54 AM »
My husband and I would love to open a homebrew supply store, but everyplace we think about opening one there is already one there. Does anyone have any insight on where there is a need?

My basement.  That'd be a good place to start.  ;D
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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2012, 10:15:37 AM »
My husband and I would love to open a homebrew supply store, but everyplace we think about opening one there is already one there. Does anyone have any insight on where there is a need?

My basement.  That'd be a good place to start.  ;D
Yeah, I could use one in my town!  Nearest place is at least an hour and I don't care for their prices, so I bribe my hubby (with homebrew, of course) to pick stuff up in Cincinnati at Listermann and bring it to me.
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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2012, 11:00:10 AM »
To the OP, did you ever find a spot and open a store?  Its been a year now.
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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2015, 05:22:20 PM »
Does anyone have anything they would like to add to this subject?  My friend and I are looking into a LHBS business and any current input would be quite welcome.

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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #34 on: August 18, 2015, 05:31:32 PM »
Huntsville AL has a backroom in a bottle shop in Madison with a small but comprehensive selection and a hippie chick running a health food joint with a cpl tables of dusty ingredients serving a metro population of 441,086. I understand the bottle shop with be opening a bigger store near the new brewery amphitheater location.
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Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #35 on: August 18, 2015, 06:33:52 PM »
Huntsville AL has a backroom in a bottle shop in Madison with a small but comprehensive selection and a hippie chick running a health food joint with a cpl tables of dusty ingredients serving a metro population of 441,086. I understand the bottle shop with be opening a bigger store near the new brewery amphitheater location.
I agree Huntsville would be a great market, but, with the new LHBS coming to Campus No. 805,  I would hesitate to encourage anyone coming from out of town to open a LHBS.

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Re: Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2015, 06:02:35 AM »
Huntsville AL has a backroom in a bottle shop in Madison with a small but comprehensive selection and a hippie chick running a health food joint with a cpl tables of dusty ingredients serving a metro population of 441,086. I understand the bottle shop with be opening a bigger store near the new brewery amphitheater location.
I agree Huntsville would be a great market, but, with the new LHBS coming to Campus No. 805,  I would hesitate to encourage anyone coming from out of town to open a LHBS.

http://www.campus805.com/

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Where is a Homebrew Supply Store Needed?
« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2015, 08:48:35 AM »
Huntsville AL has a backroom in a bottle shop in Madison with a small but comprehensive selection and a hippie chick running a health food joint with a cpl tables of dusty ingredients serving a metro population of 441,086. I understand the bottle shop with be opening a bigger store near the new brewery amphitheater location.
I agree Huntsville would be a great market, but, with the new LHBS coming to Campus No. 805,  I would hesitate to encourage anyone coming from out of town to open a LHBS.

http://www.campus805.com/

Do they not take kindly to them down there?  ;)
We have a very friendly beer culture with what seems like lots of home brewers. Our LHBS options are limited right now. The current LHBS is the back of a bottle shop now. The owner is planning a new location for a much larger dedicated LHBS. I am just not sure there is room for two when any LHBS already competes with the Internet. Plus several of the pro brewers sell bulk grains.