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Under $75K Thursday – Old General Store For Sale in Leonardsville, NY $65K

2012 State Route 8, Leonardsville, NY, 13364.  $65,000

Old General Store For Sale in Leonardsville, NY $65K

OHU50K NOTES

The Main Street Shoppe, as it more recently was known, was built before 1900 and sold balloons, novelties and toys before it went out of business. Previously the Italianate style building was a thrift shop, cafe, flower shop, and general store. An upstairs apartment is move-in ready. The original kitchen cupboard and hardwood floors are glorious!

History

Around 1800, Reuben Leonard operated several businesses in Leonardsville, including a grocery and dry goods store. Before the post office was established, it was customary to address mail “In care of Leonards.”

Nestled along the Unadilla River, a dam provided water power, so a scythe and hoe factory was established by 1808. Additional factories included a foundry and machine shop, general blacksmith shop, grist and saw mills, a horse rake factory and wagon shop.

In 1856, the saw mill, grist mill and farm equipment factory were destroyed in a devastating fire, but were rebuilt soon after. Today none of the manufacturing buildings, known as shops, remain.

REALTOR COMMENTS

This is an old style building in a small country town on a State highway that could be used for your start up business, a new location for an existing business or convert it to a 2 family home for rental income. New roof 2018, water heater 2019, new appliances and new windows upstairs are just some of the updates. Harwood floors throughout along with some of the old character and charm.. There are separate electrical entrances and heat sources in place.  This property has been a cafe, a flower shop and a thrift store through the years. The apartment upstairs is ready to move in. There is so much opportunity in this location!

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