When our three year lease is up for renewal, we might have the option of renewing it for longer. When we bought the business, the landlord (who is wonderful) offered a seven year lease, but we dialed it back to three. I'm pondering the pros and cons of doing either, and it mostly hinges on what would happen in the unhappy event we'd have to close shop, or if the building sold. We're not able to buy the building, which owns ours and two other businesses, so that's out of the question. Really. But if we have the chance to get a longer lease, is that good? It seems like it would offer the assurance of knowing we'd have the space, but what does happen when a business has to close? Are they stuck paying for whatever years they couldn't be there? If you're rolling your eyes right now, that's fine, but maybe someone else wonders this same thing, so I'll be the brave one who asks it. We plan to frame until we're little wrinkled-up old people, but I'm trying to think of the possibilities.