I wonder if that was the case if it would get enough traffic through the doors to turn a profit and keep it open. It would be cool to see it as a true general store again.[QUOTEIt would be best served as a luncheonette deal I would think....sandwiches, coffee, fishing tackle, maybe a pump out front.]
I enjoyed that class as well, especially getting to play with Lenny's herd of beagles and labs, but others are in the running for my best. Entomology for Anglers, and Roger Locandro's Interesting and Edible Meats, and Interesting and Edible Plants all would compete for my favorite. Field trips in Roger's plant class were my first introduction to the Pine Barrens.I had wildlife mangement at RU Cook in 1980 with Professor Len Wolgast and I had to work the deer check station there as part of the course. We got to pick our station and I chose Buzby's. We worked along side the biologists and helped log in and age the deer.
It was a hopping joint back then, especially during shotgun week.
That class was the best I ever had in college. The semester ended with a wild game cook-up with dove, pheasant, deer and other earthly critter vittles.
They did turn a profit (and the food was good), but I heard a couple of different reasons why they didn't renew the lease. When I saw the sign up that Buzby's is for sale, my first thought was that I hoped that couple would buy it.Marilyn had subleased a portion, of the store, maybe a year or so ago, to a couple for food service. It did not last long, not sure of the reason though.
If the capital requirements are low and you can support the debt, then no reason why you couldn't own it for the personal satisfaction, and set up and sell your prints and whatnot inside. I suspect Marilyn paid as much into that place as she ever took out of it in monthly cash flow.I know, I've thought of that. The thought of working in that old store though, editing my prints just drives me wild!