After just seven months, an Ogdensburg man has learned quickly that owning a local bar isn't as easy as it looks. John Tulip bought the aging Oscar's on Ford Street in the 'burg and now is closing it.
Mr. Tulip said "he always wanted to own a bar." Did he want to run one though ?
You have to be there and whatever your outside commitments are, they have to be flexible enough to allow you to put in the hours needed. You make money by working, not owning. Bars are also not "a family" place. They function as the antithesis.
After 27 years, I can tell you it's still a fun occupation but it's a lot of work and a lot of anxious moments struggling to make a go of it as a small corner gin mill. http://www.fortpearl.blogspot.com/
Watertown Daily Times | Ogdensburg landmark Oscar’s restaurant and bar to close