I found the best place to run a pub out of. The only issue that I had with it is that it is an older place, so it needed some work and the place was kind of dark. I ended up finding a led highbay light that lit the place up wonderfully. I really like sunlight, but that is just not a possibility, and the light I got is the next best thing. It really makes the place look classy, day or night.
I needed to do some work to a variety of things. Some of the plumbing is a bit old, so I had a long talk with the landlord about that. Perhaps the previous tenant didn’t have a business that would rely so much on the state of the plumbing, but as someone who’s business is all about serving drinks, foods and washing plates and dishes, I needed everything to work. I did not want to have to deal with the plumbing stopping up and putting a halt to my business for days or even weeks. He promised he would do that. People promise a lot of things, so I asked him to put that promise in our contract with a stipulation that the contract would be null and void if he didn’t follow through. He did that, and then he did followup and get the plumbing fixed.
The floor also needed some work. The entire place has the original wood floors that were put in about 45 years ago. I really did not want to have it replaced completely, and I asked the landlord if he would go in 50% with me if I found a company who specializes in matching old wood. I did this because I knew it would probably cost more money to have specialists come in. He said yes, so everything looks good now.