by By Jonathan Vatner | July 01, 2009

for saleA restaurant or boutique that recently went out of business often can be rented for free or at a discount, particularly if some of the attendees could be potential buyers, explains John Wigginton, sales and marketing director of Stage Company Productions (866-480-9567;, an event services company in Lakewood, Colo. He suggests contacting the owner, not the broker, for the best chance of success.