quote:Originally posted by Brambles24601:
I've been seriously thinking about this one recently. I haven't found any other threads on this topic though.
I would very very much like to start a hostel here in Milwaukee if I end up staying around in the next few years.
-Milwaukee is the 3rd largest American city to be (currently) hostelless.
-We have the world's largest music fest.
-Milwaukee supposidly has the Midwest's largest night club.
-We have several major Universities.
-We spend more on night life percapita than any other Americans... lots of bars!
-Museums... advertising, art, black-holocaust, butterfly...
-One of America's best zoos.
-There's Lake Michigan.
-Milwaukee is under 2 hours from Chicago and Madison, people come up here for concerts and events and don't want to drive home.
There have been some attempts at hostels before but none of them were both within city limits and permanant. I think we could support one if it was done right.
Anyhow, I have little idea on how to begin...
Should I lease a property? Lisencing and so many otherthings come into play. Any advice?
Hooray for Milwaukee! What side of town are ya from?
I'd imagine downtown would be the primo area to open up a hostel. Maybe you can find a place within walking distance to the Summerfest grounds? I was downtown yesterday and saw 2 places for sale/lease. They look like they could be very easily used for a hostel.