I have a warehouse space in an industrially zoned district. I am using it to put on all-ages shows. I do not have enough money to afford the $2350 application fee for a mandatory conditional use permit which is required by the city in addition to the $150 business license upon approval of my (CUP). Unfortunately during one of my shows a cop showed up and forced me to shut it down. I still have 3 out of the 4 already paid months left in my lease. I dont have much money left in my savings but I am in a bind on whether I should put money out for this. Another obstacle is that the CUP takes 6-8 weeks to review and the $2350 is nonrefundable.
-I put out $4000 for 4 months -I made $1100 in 2 weeks having shows -I need ~$2600 for permits and licenses
I cant afford to lose anymore of my savings but I think I have a niche here. I need some advice.