(hopefully this is the right topic to put it under) my friends and i had this idea for starting a new venue in our city. the city isn't too big, about 30,000 people, with a mall that is barely a mall (couple department stores, couple small stores, and a small food court). the mall is one story, except for an upstairs on a good size of the mall. it used to be a bar, a skating rink, and a teen hang out, all of which shut down and it is now empty. perfect place for a venue, a place for bands to play with a mini restaurant, just a place to hang out. we've thought about things like, first off, cost, and the noise level, what its gonna take to maintain such a thing. the mall was called to see what kinds of things were entailed. alot of money was the biggest problem. but i figure somehow, a place for people to go to watch bands that they wanna see, eat, hang out, would benefit our city alot (you know, crime rates and all that stuff). my question is, how would we, a couple of kids, some in college, some finishing highschool, manage to turn this thing into a venue? any ideas or input is very very welcome.