I have an idea for a facility that would combine the benefits of a meeting place with the excitement and fun of athletic activities. Ski lodge style building, with a rock wall, retail shops for bikes, boards, and blades, a small cafe like at Borders books, a lounge that's easily converted into a dance floor, & a small stage with a large blank wall behind it to project videos and presentations. The kicker is that the place would be located near local hiking/ biking trails, and would also be the starting point for day trips and weekend trips for all the activities the lodge promoted. Also there would be a room off to the side with some really cool games, maybe a wall of X-box, playstations, etc... pool table & foosball. Basically, it's bringing a ski lodge down to the urban/ suburban area, and instead of going out the door to ski, you could mountain bike or hike, and the place itself would be cool enough to support a thriving business. I think the combo of business/ social meeting place, retail, and tours might succeed. Does anyone have any knowledge of something like this already happening? Thanks, Chris
#1. "RE: Would a facility like this be possible?" In response to Reply # 0 Wed Mar-25-09 03:53 AM by Teri30377
Check into what types of insurances you would need for such a business. The reality of the general liability costs may be the first step in deciding how serious you are about your potential idea. Since we live in a suit happy society you really need to make sure to cover your ASSets.