Chapter 2
The State of the Bar
In This Chapter
♦ Bar history 101
♦ Challenges facing the industry
♦ Who’s looking over your shoulder?
♦ Controlled versus licensed
♦ Knowing the different ABCs
Through the course of American history, alcohol has brought people together, been banned, been sold on the black market, and then come back into good graces—that is, in some states. This controlled substance always faces challenges and as a bar owner, you will, too.
But we can learn from history. In fact, it is Prohibition that gave states the individual power to determine how alcoholic beverages are sold. And it is another prohibition—this time of smoking—that will challenge you to keep your business growing despite the changes to the laws. This chapter provides ...

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