Monday, January 18, 2016

What's The Best Plan for the Brew Ha Ha ?

    Opening it as it was, or changing the business model. What is best for the former Brew Ha Ha on Coffeen Street ?
     The building was a custom design from California for the most efficient layout for a kiosk style coffee bar.
      It worked well for years for owner, Councilwoman Teresa Macaluso.
      One model would be a sort of drive up convenience store, in addition to coffee and easy to make food items.  While it's size is small, an inside seating component is possible.  Maybe finding two broke girls is the answer.
       Sure, you can find ways to ridicule any idea, but does anyone have a constructive idea for a business that might work. It is a good location and it is a solid building, well equipped.
       A local restaurant owner toured the facility today to assess what could be done, and as we said last week, another person has expressed strong interest.   

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would be a perfect venue to distribute free phones and other welfare provided paraphernalia. Maybe drive thru medical weed?

Anonymous said...

Simple and fast menu. Good coffee, not 10,000 varieties of snob drinks. Nice looking, really nice looking workers of both sexes. Get with Mr Rick's and stock fresh pastries. Then go count your money.

Anonymous said...

Rebirth of the Automat.

Anonymous said...

Raze the place.

Anonymous said...

In what way is it a good location? Because it has a lot of cars driving by it? There are lots of cars driving by countless locations.

The lot is too small with no parking and no room to stack drive-thru customers. And the building is beautiful but way too small as well. It is not worth buying more adjacent land and rebuilding there, anymore than it is anywhere else in the city. It is a losing proposition.

The only thing it appears to be good for, is what it was used for in the past. Why did the owner close it if it made sense to keep running it? Unless you want to bet she was running it poorly? I heard her host the Hotline and judging from her sharp mind, I would not take a bet that she was running it poorly.

Anonymous said...

I still remember the uproar when it was built there needed to be "Disabled Parking" for a drive through, anyone remember?

Anonymous said...

The Brew Ha Ha closed closed for the same reason McDonald's and Wal-Marts are closing. They aren't making money, or not enough money to bother keeping them open.
No one wants to break even year after year.

Anonymous said...

7:38 A friend once told me when he was asked about Disabled parking for his business that his response was.
"We don't discriminate, the disabled can park any where they want to, we're not going to make them park in any particular spot!"

Anonymous said...

If it was a successful spot, it would still be open. Let it sit for a few years then Shawn can call ICC and tear it down

Anonymous said...

Not a good time to open back up any business , people are finding it hard Just to pay rent and utilities let alone go out to eat every Night of the week. Listen to this song on you Tube called HARD TIMES IN THE NORTH COUNTRY BY a local guy who use to live in Gouverneur , n.y.

Anonymous said...

Give ms. macaluso as much money as she needs to re-open it up.. Get her to get off the council and go back in business for herself.. they she can only misrepresent herself and act as crazy and clueless as she wants. Maybe thats why her business went under..
She is totally clueless and really should not be trying to suggest what is right for the city when she is not making it right for her postage stamp place to sell coffee..