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Old 08-15-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I wonder if a deserted big box store could be converted, like this one near me.

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Old 08-15-2013, 09:18 AM
 
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I wasn't talking about converting an ice rink. That's what they are built for. Hockey is never played on them. I've played on the smaller open indoor fields and it's still not enough for me. I'm a goalie, so I really don't like to be standing around.

It's a market that hasn't been tapped yet. The supply of soccer players in the area is huge. I'm sure that you would have no problem making a profit!
Soccer is getting bigger because parents dont want their kids to get concussed. Which means indoor forms of soccer will get bigger too. But as sports already go in this country, they will just use school gymnasiums for it if they cannot be outside.
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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I wonder if a deserted big box store could be converted, like this one near me.

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That is an interesting concept. Are places like this how future race car drivers start out?
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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I wonder if a deserted big box store could be converted, like this one near me.

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Back in Michigan there was a Sams Club that was converted into a go kart facility
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Sunnyside
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That is an interesting concept. Are places like this how future race car drivers start out?
Future race car drivers start off on go karts that go wayyyy faster than that. Google shifter karts.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: All Over
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everything you mentioned has not only huge liability but also huge startup costs and huge insurance premiums. one recreational business that makes money though again big liability is a shooting range.
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Old 08-16-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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Generally they don't seem to be the best use for the land, but it all depends i'm sure. In L.A land is expensive, but there are bowling alleys around. I am also thinking that the bars/restaurants are where they are making a lot of the money.

Just like with a gas station, most of the profit is made off the convenience store.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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Thought of one. It looks to me like a zip line in a very touristy area with beautiful scenery is a good business.
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Old 08-18-2013, 12:52 PM
 
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Thought of one. It looks to me like a zip line in a very touristy area with beautiful scenery is a good business.
It has been a winner at ski resorts in the summer and winter. Nice part is the machinery is already in place to get the people up the mountain.
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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That is an interesting concept. Are places like this how future race car drivers start out?
We have a cart racing school here in town and it is not cheap. http://www.jimhalltracktime.com/
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