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jfish63

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I am thinking of opening a shop in my area. The closest one to me is an hour away. My company is downsizing so I am really wondering if I could make this happen. Does any one hear have some experience trying something like this?
 

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I don't want to rain on your parade, but now is a very bad time to try and open a new brew shop.

The hop shortage has resulted in many hop distributors putting a freeze on new contracts, there is no way you could compete with the internet business. A lot of well-established brew shops are starting to feel the pinch because they just can't get the product for their customers. If I were you I'd wait until the hop situation improves before even thinking about opening a shop.
 

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TheJadedDog said:
I don't want to rain on your parade, but now is a very bad time to try and open a new brew shop.

The hop shortage has resulted in many hop distributors putting a freeze on new contracts, there is no way you could compete with the internet business. A lot of well-established brew shops are starting to feel the pinch because they just can't get the product for their customers. If I were you I'd wait until the hop situation improves before even thinking about opening a shop.
Good advice, especially since even if you can get the hops, prices will be ridiculous scaring away any first time customers forever.
 
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Don't worry about the parade, it was called off. Thanks for the advice that is the kind of stuff I am looking for. I am not rushing into anything. Just kicking around a few ideas. Keep the thoughts coming.
 
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