I think you're missing this part:
By that logic, most Pattaya go go bar owners did not know how to run a business. All but a handful failed. How many did there used to be, failing long, long before Eros?
I, for one, am not interested in how much he knows about running the business. I'm interested in what I want as his customer. If I'm getting what I want, I'm a loyal, steady customer. If not, I don't go. To me, someone who is able to provide his customers with what they want and also maintain a profitable enterprise, that's the man who knows how to run a business.
You talk about that he knows about the business, yet start by pointing out the business failed. Failed? After how many years? I wouldn't call that failure.
In my opinion the reasons why so many go go bars failed was the result of a great many factors. One was not much different from another, the prudish powers-that-be, paying the BiB to look the other way, the rise of prices and off fees, the excessively loud music, the strong baht, etc.
Personally, I have no interest in a bar featuring a swimming pool. I'm not interested in watching boys swim and I'm not going to a bar to swim myself or swim among a mixture of boys and customers. Maybe he has some sort of innovative idea that hasn't occurred to me. If so, what is it? Is there some reason why he isn't telling us?
I have my hopes for Eros and I know what Eros was. That's what I want again. If that's not what it's going to be, then someone needs to explain to me how it will be much different from the go go bars that still exist.
We'll see. If he does open in Boystown, there is at least one major positive aspect: no motorbike maniacs such as the ones that plague Sunee Plaza. There is also a negative for people like me who would arrive in a car. It's very difficult to find parking anywhere near.