look for an old warehouse type building, very open and flexible with building new partitions. How big do you want the store? How many tanks, display tanks are you planning?
I can tell you what worked for my fav store in NJ...Absolutely Fish. It was not only a very well maintained store, but the staff actually had to pass tests. They were extremely knowledgeable. As a customer, you appreciate the knowledge even though you're paying more than you would online. Versus my new LFS
which I hate because they know very little and still charge a lot!
Are you specializing in SW
? Fish or Fish & Corals?