After some data mining and soul searching, Merlin’s Beard will be making the following changes to our schedule effective May 17th.
I do regret closing on Tuesdays, but statistically we are as likely to make $50 as we are to make $200 on that day. Merlin’s needs about $250 in sales for a day to be “successful” in terms of carrying its weight across all of our expenses.
We are also moving our opening and closing times on Wednesday and Thursday. We generally do not see customers prior to 6pm. Additionally, we don’t make many sales after 10pm. While people tend to stick around till 11, they do not generally buy anything, especially on a weeknight.
We are going to compensate on Saturdays by staying open an extra hour since we often see people arriving at 9 or 10. I’m hoping this will draw a third cohort into the store or perhaps encourage people to stick around and have their second drink at Merlin’s rather than elsewhere.
Finally, there will be potential job openings in the near future. If you are interested in working at Merlin’s Beard, send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should be 19 and older (preferably, 21) and willing to take alcohol server training which costs about $50. Ideal cabdicates are personable, love games and “nerd culture”, and self-starting.
We will continue to watch as trends unfold and you may see additional adjustments in the future.