On the side:
I have this thinking about places that stay open without having sufficient business to support it.
- Well funded to ride out the first wave.
- Run by the owner of the store.
- Funded by the mafia as a storefront for money laundry. Store manager just gets a salary and the mafia does the ordering and accounting side, balancing incoming, outgoing and black money stream.
This is just some observations of my side.
But, don’t let it ruin your idea of opening a gelato business, but tread carefully.