This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Monday, June 23, 2014
136 E. Spring St., Saint Marys, OH 45885
136 E. Spring St., Saint Marys, OH 45885 $128,500 3,040 SF
Property in historic canal town was restored and opened as the Spring Street Coffee House in 2004 where it operated successfully through April 2011. Subsequent managers made significant changes and have subsequently closed, but the building and community and area residents long for the return of a place to enjoy. Ambiance flows throughout this restored building with original pine floors, original ceiling, and the focal point is the brick wall opposite the gas burning vent-free fireplace. Two restrooms, a large storage room (10 x 20) is in the rear and a pull-down stairs leads to additional storage over the kitchen, bath, and service area. Large public parking lot behind the building.
The store is still furnished as a coffee house and equipment and furniture are negotiable.
The 2-bedroom apartment above has 12' ceilings, hardwood floors, large living room, dining room, new kitchen, bath and back porch houses washer/dryer and rear stairway.
Engineering partially completed for drive-thru in rear of building.
PIZZA LOVERS -- Be the first to bring Take & Bake pizza to the area. This property is perfect for this takeout addition. No ovens required!
Located on two major Ohio highways, 29 and 66, in the heart of downtown across from Memorial Park and next to the the 40-mile hiking and biking trail along the Miami & Erie Canal Towpath. Business district has revitatilization designation and the building was approved for limited beer and wine but never licensed for such. You tube features community of St. Marys. Copy the following link and paste into your browser.
NOTE: Price includes building and land (land is under contract to purchase from the State of Ohio Miami/Erie Canal)
Spring Street Coffee House is the favorite gathering spot for locals and tourists. House favorites are specialty coffees and smoothies, along with daily luncheon specials. In the cooler, homemade cakes, pies and desserts tempt diners. Wireless internet available. Meals can be eaten in the cafe or prepared for take-out, with a new drive in window in the works. A new bank has opened just to the west of the cafe, with an art studio just to the east, where locals come for classes and gallery shows. Across the street is the city park, including a covered bridge and canal, the spot for concerts and many events in the downtown area. Above the cafe is the owners two bedroom apartment, just renovated for new owners. This could be rented for extra income from the property. Kitchen and bath have just been renovated, with a diningroom and livingroom adding to the space.
St. Marys is a small historic town in northwest Ohio, just to the east of Grand Lake St. Marys, which borders the town to the west. Tourism in the area is mostly for the historic sites and the lake. Grand Lake is the second largest man-made lake in the U.S. Boaters, weekenders and fishermen frequent the area for most of the spring, summer and fall. Ice fishing is a favorite in the area when the lake freezes. The local theatre offers live performances, with the opportunity to join the cast. A brand new school building is going up, middle school to high school, with two other grade schools in the town. A Kroger has been in the area for a couple of years with some new businesses in the outlying areas. Downtown is a great spot to gather, in the coffee house, for those just looking for some good food and drink, wifi cafe, or just to sit and read the local paper. Great investment for someone looking for a business all of their own.