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Ok, a bunch have people have complained that the original post is gettin g a bit long and hard to follow, so I'll start part 2.

All my beers are in and are starting to sell nicely. Had my biggest sales day today (still Tuesday to me). and things are looking good. The web site is going to be updated today or tomorrow. Hope to have soem action shots in a day or two as well.

What do you guys thing about a early bird special? $2 off all hookah session until 5 or some such cause the place is DEAD til dark...

There's the link to the original Thread for those who need to catch up..

http://www.hookahforum.com/index.php?showt...t=0&start=0

Oh and if you are on the forum and local for Gods sake come in and say HI! I'll pack you one on the house... Edited by mushrat
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What hours are you running Mush?

Maybe you need to kick back a few hours and open a bit later. Then down the road when you have a solid base of customers send a flier of some sort to the tables and ask if they would like to see you open earlier than you are.

Opening later will also give you more time to relax during the day.



EDIT: just saw you open at 11 AM. For reference once my doors get ready to open our hours will be around 5PM- 2:30AM.
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QUOTE (oggie505#2 @ May 23 2007, 06:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yea, but mush serves food stuffs from the deli next door, so people can go on a lunch break get food and have a nice smoke



Yes that is true. However, I have been to multiple hookah lounges during the lunch break and early afternoon and maybe 3 tables were being used. Lunch is just not a smoke time for majority of people.

Just food for thought. Because if you do not make enough profit during those hours you will lose money to your elect. bill and others.

I also think for the fact that he will be working all those hours that he saves his Soul now by not overworking himself. I mean 10 am till 3 am is a long day.
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Ya, Im going to offer an afternoon special for a week or so, if that doesn't pick it up i'm not opening til 4 or 5 during the summer.

Yes, my Soul is tired and my throat herts cause i get everyones hookahs going for them before bringing them out and OH GODS I CAN'T TASTE MY SHISHA ANYMORE! blink.gif
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QUOTE (mushrat @ May 23 2007, 03:39 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yes, my Soul is tired and my throat herts cause i get everyones hookahs going for them before bringing them out and OH GODS I CAN'T TASTE MY SHISHA ANYMORE! blink.gif


ohh that blows.. what about one of those vaccuum attachments that I've heard of some hookah bars using? Hook it up to a lower power vaccuum, and turn it on.. sucks air continuously until the bowl is going..
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Yeah, my lounge doesn't open until 7pm. We started out opening at 5, but soon realized that was too early. Honestly, we could probably open at 9pm and it would barely matter, because the few groups that come in between the early hours of 7-9 would just push it back. Hookah is an "after dark" activity for most, so in the summer your crowd gets pushed back that much later.

Even if you do get busy during the day (and no matter how much you love your place) you will probably not be able to mentally maintain the schedule you are on now. Sleep and relaxation will help you run your business more effectively in the long term :-)

Glad to hear things are going well for you man. If you can make it through the tough summer months, you should have a good buzz going for you when school rolls back around.
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Well, I'm caught up now! lol Anyway, you open earlier than hell! My local lounge that I like is open 7 days a week from 8 P.M. to 3 A.M. I would love to go for like lunch and a smoke. It's in a reallllllllly rough part of Tampa though. Like people die there every day. I'd move the place if I were them. Oh well. Hope your specials pick up mushrat! Hire some poor sap to start the bowls for you and hire them at minimum wage. Part time. That way, you can do some, if you want, and they cand do some or all! lol I'd do it wink.gif
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QUOTE (mushrat @ May 24 2007, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It was supposed to be link within www.colorado.gov to their section on doing business and getting beer,wine,and liquor permits. I'll try it again.

http://www.revenue.state.co.us/liquor_dir/...p?incl=license3

I'd start with there and see what it says you have to do.


Thanks - gave my city counsel a call and they said that you had to apply for an exemption if you sold tobacco and liquor and you needed to be in business a minimum of 1 year before the ban went into effect. Soooooo, I guess we'll do it in the next biz venture. Thanks.
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Update time:

business is picking up every day... *I* however am about to drop.

Got the beer in and am switching out some brews that arent selling for some new one. The folks from the other place that serves hookah were in today en mass to check the place out and were very impressed..said they found their new hang out...so much for the competition. cool.gif Nice folks though. I didn;t find out who they were til about half way through their session.

The webiste is being update dregulrly. Should have pictures up in the next few days.

I'm considering have "smoke ring olympics". Set up a target with a dowel and let folks go for range and accuracy, a fee style competition, most rings on a single hit, that sorta thing. I think it would be cool. Mya QT for a prize...

So I'm living every hookah smokers dream, and loving it. Already been approached by the guy who owns the Mexican place accross the street about opening a Hookah Bliss 2 in Durham...will keep you posted.

If anyone is SERIOUS bout opening a SMALL hookah lounge, lemme know, I'll tell you what I can, but be prepared to work your ass off.

On a bright side I made my bills in 2 1/2 weeks...can't wait for a full month...

If you are local, come on in, the first one's on me!
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I can't wait to have the money to come up there mushy. i wish i could have been there during the opening, but yea that wasn't happening XD

oh, and on a side note, happy 5000th post tongue.gif Ya old fogey ;-)
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QUOTE (mushrat @ Jun 4 2007, 06:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Update time:

business is picking up every day... *I* however am about to drop.

Got the beer in and am switching out some brews that arent selling for some new one. The folks from the other place that serves hookah were in today en mass to check the place out and were very impressed..said they found their new hang out...so much for the competition. cool.gif Nice folks though. I didn;t find out who they were til about half way through their session.

The webiste is being update dregulrly. Should have pictures up in the next few days.

I'm considering have "smoke ring olympics". Set up a target with a dowel and let folks go for range and accuracy, a fee style competition, most rings on a single hit, that sorta thing. I think it would be cool. Mya QT for a prize...

So I'm living every hookah smokers dream, and loving it. Already been approached by the guy who owns the Mexican place accross the street about opening a Hookah Bliss 2 in Durham...will keep you posted.

If anyone is SERIOUS bout opening a SMALL hookah lounge, lemme know, I'll tell you what I can, but be prepared to work your ass off.

On a bright side I made my bills in 2 1/2 weeks...can't wait for a full month...

If you are local, come on in, the first one's on me!


Dude, you are my hero.

If i could get the money to open a hookah bar, i would do it.
When i take a road-trip, i am coming over for a bowl.
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