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#510283 - 12/31/15 01:14 PM Pool Hall  
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Davy66 Offline
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I am looking at the idea of opening a pool hall on Ambergris Caye. Either a new location or taking over an existing one. Even the possibility of adding on to an existing bar that has room for expansion. Is there a lot of existing places to play now? Not looking to make a fortune. I just retired and looking for a little adventure and getting away from the snow and ice. I would look at other small towns in Belize. Would also consider a partner to get something going. Lookin at coming down in March or April 2015. Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.

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#510286 - 12/31/15 03:07 PM Re: Pool Hall [Re: Davy66]  
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Square footage is the big issue. You need 28' x 50' unobstructed just for 6 standard tables in a 2x3 configuration or 40' x 35' for a 3x2 configuration. That doesn't include traffic room and bar space. Anything that size is going to cost a pretty penny. The old Island Supermarket would have been a good spot or the new Atlantic Bank location before they moved in (less tables). Six decent tables will run around $30,000US before shipping and duty. All said, if you build it we will come.

#510287 - 12/31/15 03:44 PM Re: Pool Hall [Re: SimonB]  
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Thanks Simon
How hard is it to get a liquor licence in Belize? Is there many places that have pool tables in Ambergris?

#510295 - 12/31/15 08:19 PM Re: Pool Hall [Re: Davy66]  
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Easy, I've done it a few times, not a big problem. Cholos is a huge success and I feel it's due to the location (on the beach center of town). Packed with regular costumers from when they open at 10 am till close.

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#510305 - 01/01/16 07:56 AM Re: Pool Hall [Re: Davy66]  
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Cholo's is a bar with a pool table. That doesn't exactly qualify as a pool hall. In my book a pool hall has a minimum of 4 tables. Most of the halls I frequented in Canada had 10 or more. This was my last regular and has been in business for over 25 years, they have about 12 tables [img]//[/img] Unfortunately, my favorite - The Academy of Spherical Arts closed in 2012 [img]//[/img]

#510338 - 01/03/16 12:17 PM Re: Pool Hall [Re: Davy66]  
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That's an OK definition but don't forget alcohol, laziness, gambling, smoking and philandering. Cholo's has points there.

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#510341 - 01/03/16 02:31 PM Re: Pool Hall [Re: Davy66]  
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Too true. If you want a real pool hall, that's the kind of thing you want to avoid (except maybe the gambling) but then again those are the things that pay the bills.

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