There are some unique business opportunities suddenly opening up around here. Have you heard that the Historic Clinton Street Movie Theater in Portland is for sale? The theater on the corner of 26th and Southeast Clinton is home to many film festivals, independent movies and of course the Rocky Horror Picture show every Friday and Saturday night. The asking price is 124-Thousand dollars. Just something to think about.
Want to know more? http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/reo/2890011440.html
Or.... you could own a liquor store in the state of Washington. As you know, voters have decided that the state should get out of the liquor business as of June, so the state is auctioning-off its existing stores. There are 9 in Clark County, including 5 in Vancouver. The minimum bid is $1000. (A lot cheaper than a movie theater). If you're the winning bidder you'll still have to negotiate a lease, apply for a retail liquor license, and stock you store shelves. Part of that challenge is deciding what products to sell. The big box stores (like Costco, Safeway, and Fred Meyer) will be carrying all of the most popular brands, so you might be wise to opt for the locally-produced stuff.
Here's a link to learn more: http://liq.wa.gov/retail/auctions
Now, the airlines are paying big bucks to renovate the bins and companies like Boeing are redesigning their planes to have bigger overhead compartments too. It seems it would just be easier to get rid of the baggage fees and save a few steps. Eventually, no one will check bags, they will just carry on. The planes will have such big overhead bins, it will seem like the cargo space is on top of the plane instead of below.
Then, you can bet, the airlines will find a way to charge us for carry on luggage as well. Am I missing something? What do you think?
HERE'S HOW WE PICKED: For Best Picture: Lacey has chosen "The Descendants." Rebecca chose "The Artist."
For Best Actor: Both Lacey and Rebecca have chosen George Clooney from "The Descendants."
For Best Actress: Lacey has chosen Rooney Mara from "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo."
Rebecca chose Viola Davis from "The Help."
For Supporting Actor: Lacey says it's going to be Jonah Hill from "Money Ball." Rebecca says hands down---it goes to Christopher Plummer in "Beginners."
For Supporting Actress: Lacey thinks it will be Melissa McCarthy from "Bridesmaids." Rebecca says give it up for Octavia Spencer from "The Help."
HERE'S WHO WON:
Best Picture: The Artist---Rebecca's pick.
Best Actor: Jean DiJardin---neither of us picked.
Best Actress: Meryl Streep---neither of us picked
Best Supp Actor: Christopher Plummer---Rebecca's pick
Best Supp Actress: Octavia Spencer----Rebecca's pick.
Rebecca: 3 Lacey: 0
Better luck next time, Lacey. :)