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Old 10-16-2007, 07:41 AM   #1
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has any one here looked into opening a craft beer store? Im wondering what the legal issues are involved and the cost of a liquor license any comments are appreciated.

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Old 10-16-2007, 08:04 AM   #2
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Selling or brewing?

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Old 10-16-2007, 11:06 AM   #3
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try checking your states web site.

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selling, I would like to brew but Im thinking it would be cheaper to start out with a little shop selling craft beer.
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I have looked at the state site but there is so much info there I couldnt find much pertaining to what I am looking for. I guess I should keep digging. I just thought some one here may have looked into this.

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Old 10-16-2007, 01:55 PM   #5
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I have no info as far as legalities and what not, but don't forget that a store selling craft beer should also sell brewing supplies.

One thing I have heard others mention about the state of Michigan (Besides being in a Misserable one) it is far easier to buy a place that already has a liquor licence then it is to get one.

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Old 10-16-2007, 02:03 PM   #6
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There's not way you'd survive on selling craft beer alone. You might be a regular liquor store that specializes in carrying as much craft beer as you can get your hands on but you're going to rely on the the BMC crowd for the bread and butter.

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I live in the heart of ny wine country with a large wine and culinary center right down the street, there would be educated palates at least.
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In ny you cant sell liquor and beer in the same store.
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This is actually a fairly brilliant idea. I live in NYC and there's absolutely NOWHERE, not a single place I've found local that I can pick up brew supplies.

Opening up a small Brewshop in Park Slope (the heart of craft country) would be a fantastic idea.

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Old 10-16-2007, 04:16 PM   #9
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In ny you cant sell liquor and beer in the same store.
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When I lived in NY, I always got a kick of the liquor store RIGHT beside the beer store. They even shared the same parking lot.
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:29 PM   #10
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I have this same ambition. I want to specialize in imports and section it off by countries. I know a license to sell only beer is a lot cheaper than to serve and the selling of hard liquor. Also you need to check because certain areas are only allowed to have a certain amount of liquor licenses. Than you can try to buy them off of other businesses that have gone out of business, and they will charge a lot, my buddy john bought his for 15,000 but it was to serve.

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