Beer and wine in a coffee shop

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Forgot to add...to get to the point where you will see ROI you must sell each guest X amt of drinks.
You can find the formula somewhere online (based on your location and prices) I am sure.
It is rare to find someone who will partake of more than one cocktail at a restaurant such as yours (not being snarky...I LIKE your menu offerings).
A before dinner drink and (MAYBE) something sweet like a coffee drink or maybe a warmed cognac or brandy (with a coffee back) after they have finished and the plates are removed (if they want to linger).
Just something I picked up on over my decades of bar work.

mimi
 
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I like your website (finally a biz you don't have to have a FB acct to access ;-) and was particularly pleased with a link educating normies on the +++ on spending their $$$ locally.

Where did you find a website? All I found is what Yelp has and a photo of the menu that I can't read. AFAIK he has no website, which as I said above would be very helpful to have.
 
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Where did you find a website? All I found is what Yelp has and a photo of the menu that I can't read. AFAIK he has no website, which as I said above would be very helpful to have.

You are right not a website...just a small write up.
Def saw a menu but was not paying attention to the links I was going to.
Thanks for the fact check.

mimi
 

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A "Beer and Wine" Starbucks would go to the moon. The only problem I could see would be location size.

Didn't Starbucks open a couple of those concepts-coffeehouse with a full bar? I know that they had opened 1 or 2, to try it out, but haven't heard anything about them recently.
 
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I tried many things over the years to increase sales in my operations. Some of them worked and some didn't. An owner just needs to realize when to cut their losses and move on. The OP has a good business, good menu and great prices. The OP is also making a good living on the business that has been in operation for 26 years. I commend the OP for being successful in one of the hardest businesses to succeed in......"If it ain't broke don't break it".....ChefBillyB
 
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I agree but the owner invested a lot of money in a liquor license and is unable to capitalize on it. He has a core business selling breakfast and coffee and apparently a following. As long as he maintains that and doesn't raise prices too much I don't see the harm in making some changes. The fast food atmosphere has to go. Now that he's thrown the concept of tipping into the mix, how does he think that is going to work with no servers and customers paying before they get their food? Nobody tips at Mc Donalds!

All the review sites describe Granville's Coffee as a coffee shop or serving breakfast and brunch. With that reputation it's no wonder he can't sell liquor. He HAS to bring in a dinner crowd.

And one reviewer mentioned that he added a bookstore?? What's THAT all about??
 
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Umm, I don't actually see how a beer can be used as a thing in a coffee shop. As far as I know, and I am a coffee drinker, coffee shops are designed to serve coffee, a croissant or a cheesecake. However, if it's alcohol free, I can understand it somehow, because it's more like root beer than the real one.
 

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