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Old 09-15-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Trying to open a bar

Hy to evryone, well I am planning to move to PDC very soon, and I have been looking to a few places to opening, and I think I almost got the perfect place to be, but I do not know what type of permits do I need to get, and how do I get them, is there anyone that has been all ready through all these paperwork, and that can help me, or know some one who charges for doing all these paperwork.
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Old 09-15-2006   #2 (permalink)
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You should get a lawyer who handles all of this stuff, for sure. Good luck!
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Old 09-16-2006   #3 (permalink)
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re: bar

A good lawyer indeed and it is best to hire same before you isgn a lease since he should read it first ... you are getting into an exceptionally competitive business ... buena suerta
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Rent and or leases can be very very tricky, be careful and do your homework.Lawyer highly reccomended. Non- refundable key money is something in itself, and many places on 5th require it. I have a friend that looked into something similar on 5th and key money ranged from 20k to 125k for a small business location. There are better deals out there but you have to be very patient. Good luck!!
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Get a lawyer first. Get your visa. Remember its not as easy for a foreigner to open a business here as it is in the states. Talk to other busness owners here who have gone through it already before you put any cash down. Its not as easy as you think it will be.
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Hate to project a cloud of doom and gloom but I think, unless you have deep pockets, the days of easily creating a successful bar in Playa del Carmen have pretty much come and gone. Look at the closings... and I think you'll find its directly tied to rental costs. Unfortunately, Playa del Carmen's popularity will eventually turn it into a city of mediocrity unless some creative small business guys or gals can outsmart the big money. It does happen but its a long shot...

You'd probably have better luck establishing youself in an unknown or upcoming market like Xcalak, Mazunte or Chachalacas. I've never been to Playa Chachalacas (less than an hour north of Veracruz) but I'll be satisfying my curiosity in less than 2 months. This section of coast is undeveloped from a tourist standpoint, so you won't find the costs associated with Playa del Carmen. There's a good chance you could put the place on the map with aggressive marketing.

My idea of owning a bar in Mexico would probably have a minimum requirement that it be on the beach and have at least a tiny dance floor with maybe a pole for those inclined towards that kind of thing. Do you realize that there are fewer beach bars in 2006 than there were in 2002? If I was foolish enough to open a bar in PDC away from the beach, it would proabably offer country western music and some outstanding Tex-Mex grub.

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Hate to project a cloud of doom and gloom but I think, unless you have deep pockets, the days of easily creating a successful bar in Playa del Carmen have pretty much come and gone. Look at the closings... and I think you'll find its directly tied to rental costs. Unfortunately, Playa del Carmen's popularity will eventually turn it into a city of mediocrity unless some creative small business guys or gals can outsmart the big money. It does happen but its a long shot...

You'd probably have better luck establishing youself in an unknown or upcoming market like Xcalak, Mazunte or Chachalacas. I've never been to Playa Chachalacas (less than an hour north of Veracruz) but I'll be satisfying my curiosity in less than 2 months. This section of coast is undeveloped from a tourist standpoint, so you won't find the costs associated with Playa del Carmen. There's a good chance you could put the place on the map with aggressive marketing.

My idea of owning a bar in Mexico would probably have a minimum requirement that it be on the beach and have at least a tiny dance floor with maybe a pole for those inclined towards that kind of thing. Do you realize that there are fewer beach bars in 2006 than there were in 2002? If I was foolish enough to open a bar in PDC away from the beach, it would proabably offer country western music and some outstanding Tex-Mex grub.
Just my thoughts....

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Exactly what our friend had in mind, but as you said the prices are outta this world for rent. Try 1000usd a month min. for a place that needs some major renovation at your expense and has approx.600- 900 sq. ft. Several places were in the range of 5000usd a month with a long lease The spendiest was 35,000 a month (obviously they didnt want to rent very bad)
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