Wednesday, January 27, 2010

323 West Washington Street Petersburg, VA 23803

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323 West Washington Street Petersburg, VA 23803
7 Bed, 6.5 Bath | 7,800 Sq Ft |
MLS #2931810

Property Information for 323 West Washington Street
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Property Features

Single Family Property
* Status: ACTIVE
* Area: 57 - Petersburg
* County: Petersburg
* Subdivision: Folly Castle
* Year Built: 1763
* 7 total bedroom(s)
* 6.5 total bath(s)
* 6 total full bath(s)
* 1 total half bath(s)
* 12 total rooms
* Approximately 7800 sq. ft.

* Handicap features
* Three story
* Basement
* Master bedroom is 18 x 16, Level - 2
* Living room is 20 x 17
* Dining room is 20 x 13
* Kitchen is 10 x 16
* 4 or more fireplaces
* Fireplace features: Gas
* 2 car garage
* Parking features: Off Street, Detached garage

* Heating features: Electric,Natural Gas, 3 Or More Zones
* Central air conditioning
* Exterior construction: Wood siding
* Roofing: Composition, Metal, Slate
* Approximate lot is 150 x 250
* Lot features: FENCING: Picket,Wrought Iron
* Zoning: R-3
* Utilities present: Public Sewer, Public Water
* Elementary School: Stuart
* Jr. High School: Peabody
* High School: Petersburg

Interior Features
ATTIC: Access Panel, FLOORS: Wood, BASEMENT: Basement-Full, Finished-Com, Cable TV, DISABILITY FEATURES: Adapted, Great Room is 30 x 34, 1 Full Baths in Basement, 1 Full Baths on 1 Level, 1 Half Baths on 1 Level, 4 Full Baths on 2 Level
Exterior Features
Balcony, Rear Porch
Listing Information
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FOLLY CASTLE - Fabulous Property! One of the most historic and largest properties in Petersburg. Built by Peter Jones, first mayor of Petersburg in the 1700's. Main kitchen is commerical grade with granite. Guest cottage/original summer kitchen or english basement can serve as in-law quarters or rental income. 3 - 2 zone gas/electric heating/cooling system in main house. Great porches. Perfect setting for parties and entertaining. OR this is a perfect property for someone who wants to run a hospitality or catering business. Historically it has been a B&B. Exciting opportunity in vibrant city with Fort Lee Expansion. 9 fireplaces 'As Is'

Additional Details
Basement Type:
Basement-Full, Finished-Com
Off Street
Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Composition, Metal, Slate
Interior Features:
Cable TV
Lot Dimensions:
150 x 250

415 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220

W Grace Near VCU & MCV
415 W. Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23220

# Price:
# Building Size:
3,600 SF
# Price/SF:
# Property Type:
# Property Sub-type:
Street Retail
# Additional Sub-types:
Free Standing Bldg
Retail (Other)
# Property Use Type:
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# No. Stories:
# Year Built:
# Lot Size:
0 AC
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* Just Renovated Building
* Grat Opportunities for Investors
* Great Street Front location for a Retail Opportunity for the College Population

* Near VCU & MCV
* Private entrance to the apartment (2000 Sq Ft)
* Appartment is 2000 sq ft


Great Street Front Store - near VCU & MCV. Retail Store Front is 1600 sq ft - Ideal for Coffee Shop - Book Store - Sandwich Shop Etc. There are over 32,000 students at VCU - plus the city is full of Medical and Art professionals. Upstairs apartment available August 2009 - Asking $12.00/sq ft for a one year lease - 4 to 5 Bedrooms. Newly renovated.

415 W Grace is between N. Henry and N Monroe Streets - just off Grace and one (1) block south of Broad Street. This location is just east of VCU and just west of MCV. This location is great to service the Medical - Arts Community and the College population.

Monday, January 25, 2010

233 Columbus Ave, Pittsfield, MA

Pittsfield MA 01201
List Price: $189,900

Two storefronts. Variety Store added in 1969. An opportunity to carry on with long-standing business's or turn either into something more fitting to accommodate your own specific business needs! Full Restaurant Liquor license included. Note: These licenses are a controlled commodity and hard to come by, so if this establishment was used for another purpose the license could be sold seperately!
Property Highlights

Total Bathrooms: 3
Total Full Baths: 0
Total Half Baths: 3
Heating Sys #: 2 Storefronts #: 2 Offices #: 1

Year Built: 1920 (Assessor Renovated Since)
Sq Ft Avail: 2,922 (Assessor) Acres Apx: 0.18

Basement: Concrete Floor; Full; Interior Access; Other; Partial; Sump Pump; Unfinished

Interior Details
Interior Amenities: Air Cond; Alarm System; Other: Office in Variety St

Heat/Cool: Forced Air
Fuel: Nat Gas
Hot Water: Nat Gas
Insulation: Unknown
Appliances Included: Counter Grill; Freezer; Refrigerator

Electric Type: 150 Amp; 200 Amp; Fuses

Lead Paint: Unk
Community Details
Berkshire - Central
Right to Farm Comm:

Exterior / Structural Details:
Exterior Amenities: Bus-Public; Other: Delivery Side Door

Construction: Masonry

Roof: Unknown

Water: Public

Sewer: Public

Underground Oil Tank: Unk
Land Details:
Acres Apx: 0.18

Lot Square Footage: 7,841
Parking Spaces: 6
Parking Type:

Public Records / Legal Information
Zoning: Business
Taxes: 4,370 (2010)
Betterment: No

Listed By: Properties of the Berkshires 413-236-0993 Wendy J Casey

Sunday, January 24, 2010

131-133 State St, Rochester, NY 14614

MLS No: 916708

131 State Street
Location: AD02 ROCHESTER - W
Zip: 14614
County: MONROE
List Price: $325,000
Year Built: 1880
ListingStatus: ACTIVE
Square Feet: 12,600
Lot Size: 37x91
Annual Property Tax: 19,768
MLS No: 916708

Former Off Track Betting Site in Downtown Rochester Across from the Federal Building & Rochester Plaza Hotel and Next to City Hall. 800 Car Parking Garage a Few Steps Away. First Floor is Sprinklered. Perfect for Retail, Professional Offices, Bar/Rest., Etc. Top Three Floors Are Completed Shells Great Loft Space.

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MLS #: R916708
Listing Status: Active
List Price: $325,000
Located in: Rochester, Monroe County
About the Area: Nearby Establishments
Type: Commercial
Year Built: 1880
Taxes: $19,768
Acres: Approximately 0.08 acres
Lot Size: Approximately 37 x 91
Heat Source: Gas
Construction: Brick
Building Info: Offices
Restroom - Office
Present Zoning: Commercial
Unit Type: Bar /Tavern
Office Building
Other - See Remarks
Restaurant / Food

325-327 North Main Street Canandaigua City, NY 14424

Zip: 14424
List Price: $279,000
Year Built: 1895
ListingStatus: ACTIVE
Square Feet: 2,200
Lot Size: 46x148
Annual Property Tax: 3,769
MLS No: 913595

Present Zoning


Nearest Cross Street: Buffalo/Chapin
Waterfront Name: Canandaigua

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Listing Office: Mitchell Pierson, Jr., Inc.

Taxes: $3,769

Upscale internet cafe with apartment in totally renovated building on Main Street in destination tourist city. Expanded parking and patio dining, enjoy apartment or rent for income. Total training package included. Be your own boss. Bring a fresh marketing plan and grow the business.

131 East Elm Street Penn Yan

Property Details › MLS # R911490

131 East Elm Street
Penn Yan - Village

Restaurant / Food,retail
Offered at $79,900
Approximately 1200 sq. ft.

Penn Yan Diner A Landmark Diner For Better Part Of Century, Only 5 Owners Since Its Establishment In 1925. Recognized For Quality Food, Home Made Pies, Daily Soups, Breakfast Extaodinare. Now Available With Possible Owner Financing.




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The Penn Yan Diner
Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr.

The old-fashioned diner, once a feature of almost every town, is becoming an endangered species. Roadside a journal "devoted to the appreciation and preservation of a truly unique American institution, the diner," lists only 49 in Western New York, including five that have recently closed. One that is flourishing, however, is located on East Elm Street in Penn Yan, approaching its 70th birthday.

The diner came to Penn Yan in 1925. The Penn Yan Democrat, April 10, 1925, noted, "Penn Yan is well supplied with eating places. The vacant lot east of the Masonic Temple has been rented to Byron and Lena Legters, who are planning to install a Galion Dining Car which is to be placed on a concrete platform so the entrance will be at street level. They will also build a concrete block kitchen below the diner." This diner, like others of the period, was probably shipped by rail and moved to its permanent site on its own wheels. By definition a diner is "a prefabricated structure with counter service, hauled out to its site." The Penn Yan Diner is a good example of the "improved" diners of the post World War I period.

The Penn Yan Diner was built by the Galion Dining Car Company in Galion, Ohio. This was evidently a short-lived company about which little is known. Richard J. S. Gutman, the leading authority on diners and author of American Diner Then and Now, gives information on 66 manufacturers of diners, but mentions only, that information about the Galion Dining Car Company is "elusive."

According to Gutman, the average diner of the period was thirty feet long and ten and a half feet wide. The Penn Yan Diner seems to have been somewhat longer and wider but still with the typical trolley car shape, the long counter with stools in front and the food prepared and served from behind the counter. The original entry was a sliding door in the front which is now closed. Windows along the front brought in light and opened the diner for passersby to see in.

In 1938, the diner was purchased by Odell Jones who ran it, with his wife Alice, for the next seventeen years. In the 1940s he made extensive renovations, upgrading the main diner and kitchen, and adding a dining area to seat 18 people at tables and a new entrance with a small glass-block vestibule. Pictures showing the interior of the diner after renovation may be seen on the walls of the diner today.

Another reminder of the World War II era are two framed OPA posters on the wall. The Office of Price Administration operated from 1942-46 and set the maximum prices that could be charged for nearly everything that was sold, including lunchroom meals and sandwiches. The regulations state that quality and quantity were required to be maintained and that actual selling prices could be lower, but no higher, than those listed.

A ground beef sandwich was priced at 25¢, a cheeseburger at 30¢. The cheapest sandwich was an egg sandwich at 20¢, and the most expensive were hot beef, hot pork, or hot turkey sandwiched at 55¢, or 65¢ if served wih potatoes.

Dinners cost 95¢ for most items. A breakfast of two eggs and toast was 35¢. Three wheatcakes cost 25¢ or 70¢ with bacon. Juice was 15¢. Coffee, tea or milk was 10¢. A piece of pie was 15¢, with ice cream another 15¢.

Odell Jones was ready to retire by 1949, but a couple to whom he sold the business could not make a go of it and he had to take it back. It was finally sold, in 1955, to John and Inez Quenan who ran the diner successfully for the next 25 years. John Quenan had been chef at the Benham Hotel and was chef at Checquers in Geneva when he took over the Penn Yan Diner. The Quenans operated the diner until 1980 when they sold it to Lyman Beecher, the present owner. Beecher was trained by John Quenan and has carried on the tradition that is characteristic of American diners of serving tasty, nourishing food at modest prices.

Lyman Beecher says he does not know what connection, if any, he has to his famous namesake, but his father is Lyman, Sr. and he has a one-and-a-half-year-old son who is Lyman III. The diner is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Lyman comes to work between 5 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. and makes the pies for which the diner is famous. He usually has six or seven different kinds of pie, making a decision on which to choose difficult. The food is standard diner fare. The weekly specials include pot roast on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, meat loaf on Wednesdays, creamed codfish on Fridays, chicken and biscuit and baked ham on Saturdays. Behind the counter, Cindy, Cheri and Heidi greet the regulars by name, but also have a pleasant, friendly greeting for strangers as well.

The Penn Yan Diner is carrying on a tradition that began in Providence, Rhode Island as a horse-drawn lunch wagon in 1872. According to Richard J. S. Gutman, the diner is an American invention that became an American institution. The period just before and after World War II," he wrote, "was indisputably the diner's golden age, when the landscape was dotted with six thousand of them, all vying to satisfy the appetites of Americans taking to the road."

After a period when diners closed by the hundreds, there is a revival of interest in them. "Abandoned ones are being rescued and restored, and new old-style diners are being ordered from the same manufacturers who used to build them."

In June, more than 140 diner enthusiasts organized as the Society for Commercial Archeology, met in Frazer, Pennsylvania, to listen to scholarly papers and to visit and photograph the diners in the area.

The history of the rise and fall and revival is recorded, with lots of illustrations, both in color and black and white, in Gutman's American Diners Then and Now, published this year as a Harper Perennial book.

A unique feature of the Penn Yan Diner is a collection of motto plaques mounted over the counter that run almost its entire length. These fall into the category of folklore themselves and are worth reproducing:
Once I Thought I Was Wrong But I Was Mistaken
The Lord Giveth And Uncle Sam Taketh Away
If At First You Don't SucceedTo Hell With It
I've Read So Much about theBad Effects of Smoking, Drinking, Sex and Over-Eating That I've Decided to Give Up Reading.
A Taxpayer Is a Person Who Does Not Have to Pass A Civil Service Examination To Work for the Government.
The Kitchen Will Be Closed Today Because of Illness. I'm Sick of Cooking.
What I Like About
Telling the Truth
Is You Don't Have to Remember
What You Said.
Ever Have One of Those Days
When Everything Goes Right!
And There's No One Around
To See It Happen!
I'm The Boss in this House
And I Have My Wife's Permission to Say So.
By The Time Some Men Reach Greener Pastures
They Can't Always Climb the Fence.
I Spent Most of My Money on Wine,
Women and Song. The Rest I Just Wasted.
It Sure Makes The Day Long
When You Get To Work On Time.
Love Your Enemies,
It Drives Them Nuts!
Don't Criticize Your Wife's Judgment.
Look Who She Married.
The Opinions Expressed
By the Husband of this House
Are not Necessarily
Those of the Management.
I'm Not Hard of Hearing.
I'm just ignoring you.
I'm Not A Fast Cook
I'm Not A SlowCook,
I'm A Half-Fast Cook.
There Are Only Two Ways To Handle a Woman And Nobody Knows Either One!
Don't Criticize the Coffee.
You May Be Old and Weak Yourself Someday.
© 1993, Herbert A. Wisbey, Jr.

6639 County Rd. 43 Angelica, NY 14409

A long long time ago in a galaxy far far away I had horses. I went to school for Equine Science sure that what I wanted to be when I grew up was going to involve horses in some way.
When I see a property like this one it makes me wonder what if...
6639 County Rd. 43
Angelica, NY 14409
Price: $199,900
Year Built: 1975
Acres: 38.45
Taxes: $3,000
MLS #: R925495

Property Type
• Commercial
• Allegany
Present Use
• Non-Conforming
• Commercial
• Common
• # Buildings: 1
• Septic System
• 38.45

Property Listed By
Louise Conrad
Broker/Owner CBR
Phone 585-233-9271
Mobile Phone 585-233-9271
An amazing opportunity at a once in a lifetime price! Presenting Brentwood Stables, on of the hidden jewels of Allegany Co. Peaceful 38+acres of pastures & woods, close to Alfred & Houghton Colleges.80x200'steel barn w/14 stalls & 2 tac rms, indoor arena, viewing lounge, office, kit bar. Outdoor arena, riding ring
# of Floors
• 1
Business Type
• Business Name: Brentwood Stable
Business Prop Type
• Building Type: Building Trade,

• Multi-Zone
Heat Fuel
• Propane
# Parking Spaces At Building
• 10
• Includes: Land and Building

Listing information provided by: RE/MAX Hometown Choice - Louise Conrad, Listing Agent

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Mission Statement

Our mission here at Brentwood Stables is to help riders of any age and ability clarify and successfully meet their personal goals. Whether one is looking for an introduction to English riding, advancement in themselves and/or their horses, or the thrill of competition, we have the resources to help. With an open mind, we welcome our clients’ input and are always willing to find an individual plan that works for you. We want all who ride and board here, especially the horses, to feel at home. Our goal is to be professional, approachable and a facilitator for all those who seek an equine partnership.


Nestled among the hills and trees of Angelica, Brentwood boasts riding in scenic surroundings. The facilities offer:
- well-lit 80 x 200ft indoor arena
- heated viewing lounge with finished bathroom, including washer & dryer
- 150 x 300ft outdoor arena
- dressage field

- cross country schooling field (as well as stadium jumping equipment)
- seasonal trails
- 2 horse barns
- 3 group turnout fields (as well as individual turn-out options)
- boarder tack room
pictures of facilities


Brentwood is home to an ever–changing array of horses, ranging from beginner lesson horses to green youngsters offering a challenge to advanced students. Boarder horses can also be found in the barns, as well as horses for sale.


Brentwood Stables: A Tradition in Allegany County

Prior to the end of World War II, Brentwood Stables operated as a YMCA camp. After the War, a man from New York City, named Don Morris, bought the property with the intent of running a camp with water activities as the main focus. Encouraged to get horses, Don did so, running Brentwood as a residential camp until his death in 1988.
In 1980, Alfred University contracted with Brentwood to offer riding as a physical education activity. Don hired Becky Backer in 1981 as director of Equestrian Activities at the Camp and as an instructor for the Alfred courses. Over the next few years, the University increased their program, adding a minor and an intercollegiate equestrian team.
In 1990, Becky and her husband Dick bought the Stables, continuing to run the Alfred program until Dick’s death in 2004. During their time, they expanded the equestrian activities to include a summer day camp, horse shows, clinics, and a lesson and working student program. Past students have gone on to work at facilities including the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center as well as for trainers such as Phillip Dutton and Bruce Davidson.
Brentwood Stables and its wide array of equine services is now under the management of Dick and Becky’s son, Joe, who became a partner in 2006. Joe has students competing in a range of horse shows, including hunters, jumpers, western pleasure and games, dressage, and more. Brentwood’s focus, however, is on
Three Phase Eventing, also known as the horse triathalon. Lessons, Boarding, Training and more can also be found here.

Instructors and Staff

Joe Backer:Owner, Head Trainer, and Head Instructor. Joe has been in charge of Brentwood Stables since 2007, and has worked and given lessons here since 2004. As a kid, Joe started riding horses under his mother Becky’s instruction. At the age of sixteen, Joe became a working student for Bruce Davidson (national champion, world champion, and Olympic gold medalist). In his two competitive seasons at Chesterland Farms, Joe broke and trained over a dozen two and three year olds, took daily lessons with Bruce, and learned horsemanship skills that included basic vet care, facility maintenance, feeding and general care of the horse, etc. In his first year, Joe rode his horse Packet’s Landing, and in the second his horse Another Saint. Both were prior race horses, retrained by Joe himself. With these horses, Joe competed about three weekends each month at the Preliminary and Intermediate levels of eventing, showing in areas spanning from Florida to Vermont. From his work with Bruce Davidson, Joe moved on to work with Denny Emerson at Tamarack Hill Farm in Vermont. This was where Joe began to train with Saint for the Young Riders, taking weekly lessons with Young Rider Coach Charlie Plum. In 1998 Joe and Saint took the Silver Medal in both the North American Young Rider Championships CCI** as well as the Junior Olympic CCI**. After his own competitive success, Joe began teaching students at various stables in Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, such as The Willows, the Boston Equestrian Center, and Hillside Equestrian. Extremely knowledgable, passionate, and committed to his students, Joe will take riders as far as they are willing to go.

Becky Backer: Owner and Instructor (by request and appointment only). Becky is a graduate of Burton Hall Riding Academy, where she obtained British Horse Society’s AI instructor’s certificate (the highest level available for instruction/training). Becky was the director of Brentwood’s equestrian activities since 1981, and has owned the stables since 1990.

Mae Pennisi: Barn Manager/Secretary


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Horse Boarding

Basic Board: Our basic boarding package includes the following features:

10 x 10 box stall - twice daily hay and grain feedings - daily group turnout - daily stall cleaning w/ shavings - 24/7 ACCESS TO YOUR HORSE - 24/7 access to any available riding areas and equipment which includes 80 x 200 lighted indoor arena, stadium jumping equipment, 150 x 300 outdoor arena, dressage field, cross country field, lunging equipment, and more.

Get all this in a private, scenic setting for only $300/month. (Vet and Farrier not included.)

Add - Ons: Some of the add-ons to Basic Board include:

Grooming - Exercising - Individual Turnout - Lessons with multiple on-site instructors - Training - lay-ups - special feeding/care - and more!

We are happy to work out an individual plan that best suits you and your horse!

CALL (607 - 382 - 8547) OR EMAIL ( us today!

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