Re: Might be buying a store
Not overly surprised particularly by the city's/publics response. Have been in business as an artist for 27 years, rarely has any person crossed the threshold of my studio/store who was a townie. In all those years only made one sculpture sale to a townie & she was a transplant from a large urban area.
99% of all our sales are from out-of-towners. This is a problem if your town is not a mecca for tourists to stop at - means all the burden of marketing, selling, showing is on you to get the clients in & sell to them.
But this is a blessing in that you know that it is all because of your efforts that your business is succeeding.
Hope you can get an excellent price for your storefront.