Bars and Nightclubs are both highly regulated and highly profitable. Because of alcohol sales and their high potential for assorted vice crimes, state and local governments monitor bars and nightclubs carefully. In some cities such as Philadelphia, a bar or nightclub may need up to 12 licenses and permits. Navigating the maze of applications and processes required to start such a business can be daunting.
Glendale has become a thriving suburb of Phoenix. Although it's economy is mostly retail and services, the area has become known for its niche antiques industry. For the most part, Glendale's economy is tied to Phoenix. However, small business and entrepreneurs may find Glendale a little easier to set-up shop in than Phoenix. Glendale keeps city licensing simple. However, county and state regulations apply and some sectors are heavily licensed by these higher levels of government.