SMALL BUSINESS NAKED – 041611
How do you create a successful bar? How do you create 20 successful bars? Mark has build a great business building bars that all have their own unique feel and brand. They are kind of the anti-brand. Mark has figured out how to run the business of running a great bar and building a great team.
Everyone thinks they can open a bar. Mark shared with us the secretes of running a successful one, and what does it cost to start a bar. Mark’s father has been a bar designer and builder here in Denver for a very long time, and so his roots go deep in the industry. Mark virtually grew up in bars, just not open ones.
They started their concept with a dog theme, but after a few, started to experiment with some non-canine themes, but each has a unique name and look. The British Bulldog, The Doghouse Tavern, Irish Hound, The Elm, Salty Rita’s, and College Inn are just a few. We did get out of him his favorite bar: Don’s. It is close to his house, and the story of how they acquired it is special.
Each of their bars has it own website, but go here to find a bar near you.