I have been thinking about going in with a friend and opening a landscape supply store. I currently do landscaping/maintenance and he does hardscapes, so naturally we want to sell materials for both lines of work. Plan on carrying mulch, some plants, pavers, blocks, and probably some gravel, concrete sand, natural stone like flagstone, etc. Found a building in town thats about 2500 sf. half is garage space, the rest is office and lobby. The owner said we could put a deposit down and hold it till first of the year or feb. I want to have it going by first of march at the latest, thats when it starts warming up around here. Just wondering if anybody has any thoughts or suggestions? also, is there anything out there on the web that shows gross reciepts for other landscape supply stores around a certain area? I am curious what kind of volume we could expect to have. I atleast want to hire another guy to work full time with my part time guy to kinda take my place in the mowing field so i can dedicate time to the store if i do this. I might end up needing another person besides the 2 of us to run the store. The building is located on the second highest traveled road in the city and great road frontage. thats really long so im going to stop now. so tell me what yall think?