Originally Posted by tortoise2
and an "obit" when you close . . example
yeah. And he could get hit by a bus, too; or suddenly develop a galloping malignancy, suffer a myocardial infarction. So the global economy is for shit; so times are so unstable and unpredictable that solid dealers who know what they're doing - like NoHo - are forced out anyway.
The OP is not a fool; he's a businessman - and a successful businessman in that specific market - who seems very well aware of the realities, and moreover able to capture and integrate the things about the scoot-shop biz he may not know. And to factor them in according to his well-founded understanding of all business. The man is doing his homework.
WTF is life without hope? Without a calculated & careful run at the odds? I'll tell you: it's reduced to smirky and empty one-liner 'obit' quips that defeat joie d'vivre.
This whole deal may be entirely untenable, and yet...in a time of rapid die-off of the independent bookstore in this country, of a wholesale shift to e-books, I know people who opened a book shop 18 months ago, and who are making money hand-over-fist.
Let us not, in ways clever or otherwise, start counting the house at the OP's funeral. Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.