Originally Posted by Drewzi
Yeah chicago can be a pain to own a business in that is why you have to try and get some kind of connection that will help you with permits and other "bendable laws". I do agree however that buying a hookah lounge in chicago is a loosing bet because our sales tax and rent is very high. Where my families bar/restaurant is the sales tax is over 10%. I just don't see you being able to make a return on investment on a hookah bar w/out being able to serve booze.
psh that's an easy one, find a location where you can open a separate liquor store, and just let the hookah bar be b.y.o.b.