We all enjoy a night out on the town, including a great meal, and maybe some live music and a nightcap at a local bar. Providing those experiences is the job of entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who love to create spaces for their customers to enjoy themselves with family and friends, and create memories. How do these entrepreneurs get their inspiration to design the places that people want to congregate at? This week we talk with a business owner who has invested in multiple businesses that focus on entertainment and fun for patrons to learn more about what this business of entertaining is all about.
Doug Nicholson is the owner of the Nicholsworth Group, which includes three Downtown Racine businesses focused on eating and entertaining: the Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery, The Brickhouse (formerly Envi Ultra Lounge), and Carriage House Liquor Co. Nicholsworth also includes ATM Financial Services, Nicholson Property Management and Pearle Vision.
Doug attended Gateway Technical College for his airframe and power plant vocational diploma in airplane mechanics. He also graduated from Carthage College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing, with a minor in economics.