If you have enough money and are willing to relocate to the Outer Banks, there is a “Thriving Wine and Beer Store” available for purchase. lupulo in the beerinator.com forums found this and brought it to the attention of others. GCBrewingCo confirmed that this location is Chip’s Wine and Beer Market (beermapping link).
Here is the detailed craigslist.com posting:
“They say alcohol is recession-proof, and sales continue to stay solid at this highly successful and profitable wine and beer store. This hip and snob-free shop is on the major thoroughfare in a resort beach town. It has a strong local following and a huge insurgence of tourists in summer months.
Store features 1800 square feet housing 2000 wines from around the world and is known widely for its “Great Wall of Beer” featuring over 400 crafts beers sold by the individual bottle. An additional 450 square feet is devoted to trendy gifts and accessories with another 450 square feet with a wine classroom/tasting area. Owners have fitted out this store with high-end, durable shelving, a 5-door cooler, Dell computer system with LiquorPOS software, all new in 2005.
This is truly a turn-key operation with all systems perfected and relationships with distributors well established. The hard work is already done! There are no direct competitors. The only nearby wine shops have closed their doors since this one opened. Known locally as the “go to” store for wine and beer knowledge, this business was unaffected when a large high-end supermarket opened four miles away. In fact, supermarket employees frequently send customers to this shop!”
Maybe we should pool all our money and we can work the store in shifts throughout the year!
Images from the inside: