Re: a little help
Zoning, business license, tobacco license , food handeling license, liqour license( major pain in the ass to aquire) permits. Go to your local court house, they should be able to point you in the direction of how to go about applying for permits ( be prepared to wait on them! They sometime take forever to proccessed and aproved unless you know someone) also if you plan on redesign a space you rent or purchase you may need permits for that too.
Good luck man. You got a lot of work cut
out for you. Read up on your areas zoning laws and restrictions. Most places don't allow bars within so many feet of a church or school.
Sorry if anything is wonky on this post, I'm typing this on my phone
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