Barber Shop To Take Advantage Of Personal Licence
If you are a business owner, then you will know that the UK’s hot summer weather meant that most people would not pass up the opportunity for a drink at a bar, restaurant or pub. In fact, it does not have to be warm for some people to make that decision. However, it might be time for different businesses that do not sell alcohol to consider the advantages of investing in personal training courses and acquiring their own personal licence.
The Newark Advertiser reports that a barber shop could become the first of its kind to hold and sell alcohol in the East Midlands. McCarrolls on King Street, Southwell, has applied for a licence to sell alcohol to its customers, which will be served from 12 noon to 9 pm.
Paul McCarroll, who runs the business, commented: “It is something I have always wanted to do. The barbers are a sociable place. We already have a barista machine so [that] people can have a coffee throughout the day, but this will allow people to have a drink in the evenings while they are getting a shape up before a night out.”
There will be many businesses that face a tough task ahead when it comes to maintaining a presence on the high street, but it does not mean that they should not embrace and capitalise on profitable ideas. Of course, coffee and tea are always popular options to present to customers, but as Mr McCarroll suggests, there is a certain clientele who would prefer an alcoholic drink instead.
Owning a licence could open new opportunities for a business, with Mr McCarroll, for example, saying that he plans to have his own full-sized bar that offers a range of drinks and is fitted with high-back chairs. In fact, he plans to introduce a drinks menu as part of the business’ mobile app, allowing would-be customers to pre-order their beverage at the same time as booking their haircut.
Mr McCarroll commented: “I was looking at getting a pub a couple of years ago and already have my personal licence to sell alcohol, so I am already halfway there. I have had the idea for a couple of years and I just thought, ‘I’m going to go for it.’”
There is no doubt that any business owner knows how important it is to provide a wide range of products – some that might even feel out of place – and a high level of customer service.
According to the Morning Advertiser, Bold Street Coffee in Liverpool will be reopening with a full bar. The shop used a crowdfunding platform to raise the funding needed for a refit, with it planning to open the store back up in October and its downstairs bar being available in 2019.
The investment in Bold Street Coffee could end up attracting new customers and even the opportunity to create alcohol-flavoured coffee drinks. It does highlight the advantage that a licence holder would have over businesses outside of the hospitality industry, especially when it comes to standing out on the high street.