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Predestina

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Greetings to all,

I'm thinking about opening a sport bar in Puerto Plata , this is my time opening a business in foreign country . Any advice pro-and cons?
Had anyone operated an business in DR before ?
 
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Greetings to all,

I'm thinking about opening a sport bar in Puerto Plata , this is my time opening a business in foreign country . Any advice pro-and cons?
Had anyone operated an business in DR before ?
Great idea! Do you have a location in mind? Please keep us informed as to your progress. Looking forward to hearing more!
 

Predestina

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Great idea! Do you have a location in mind? Please keep us informed as to your progress. Looking forward to hearing more!
I'm looking for a nice spot remote from the Downtown Puerto Plata. My idea is to offer something different from the tipico bar here.
like and upscale bar with a live piano playing music.
 

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Greetings to all,

I'm thinking about opening a sport bar in Puerto Plata , this is my time opening a business in foreign country . Any advice pro-and cons?
Had anyone operated an business in DR before ?
You should reconsider your business plan. A sports bar obviously looks amazing, but I wonder if it's viable. There are many in SDQ, but the occupancy is minimal. I think you will be sorely disappointed in a tourist spot like POP.
In short; just take off your pink sunglasses and get back to reality.

What is your revenue model, when all costs have been settled? If you have too much US$, many here on the forum will probably know a better use for it.

Good luck!
 

drstock

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It might break even if you are in an area where there are a lot of foreign tourists and no competition from other sports bars.

Live piano music - a waste of money in my opinion.
 
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josh2203

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Greetings to all,

I'm thinking about opening a sport bar in Puerto Plata , this is my time opening a business in foreign country . Any advice pro-and cons?
Had anyone operated an business in DR before ?
As Liberator said above, I also think you should reconsider. Why Puerto Plata? What would be your clientele there? You mention "DR", so I'd like to point out that Puerto Plata does not equal the DR.
 

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I'm looking for a nice spot remote from the Downtown Puerto Plata. My idea is to offer something different from the tipico bar here.
like and upscale bar with a live piano playing music.
ehhhhhhhhh ????? Sports Bar with live Piano music !? Why not selling sushi in a colmado ?
 

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As a sports enthusiast, who watches my fair share of sports. I just can't get my mind around the sports bar concept. The thought of sitting around a bar with a bunch of underemployed grown men wearing sports jerseys, yelling at the T.V and walking to a urine-soaked restroom 6 times a night is not my idea of a pleasant evening.
 

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I'm looking for a nice spot remote from the Downtown Puerto Plata. My idea is to offer something different from the tipico bar here.
like and upscale bar with a live piano playing music.
If I were to goto a sports bar, live piano is not what I would be interested in. If you had all the normal channels, food, cold beer, and reasonable prices, you could count me in at least once a week.
 
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I love live piano, I’d go just for that. But businesses open and shut down quickly here, good luck.
 

JD Jones

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If I were to goto a sports bar, live piano is not what I would be interested in. If you had all the normal channels, food, cold beer, and reasonable prices, you could count me in at least once a week.


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