two small town businesses available

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by Alice In TX/MO, Feb 12, 2004.

  1. Alice In TX/MO

    Alice In TX/MO More dharma, less drama. Supporter

    May 10, 2002
    Texas Coastal Bend/S. Missouri
    The little town where I live has hit that point where the folks who own businesses are at retirement age. If anyone is interested, there are two here for sale, one officially, and one that you could get if you made the right offer.

    1. Lumber yard. About five acres, all the buildings and inventory. $450,000

    2. Movie theater. Fantastic old historical building and theater with modern equipment. Still has balcony seating. Charges reasonable ticket prices and concession, has the only theater within MILES. Shows one movie per week, one screening per night on weekdays, two on Friday thru Sunday.

    Note: This is a Czech community, VERY conservative and not appreciative of change. You would need to be willing to take on things as they are and make changes gradually, slowly, with respect to the status quo.

    If you would be interested, PM me.
  2. Ken Scharabok

    Ken Scharabok In Remembrance

    May 11, 2002
    There is also a repair shop for old, smaller Ford tractors becoming available in Waverly, TN. Owner is 85 and thinking about retiring. He seem to have all the business he wants and restores old 9N-types on the side. He would be willing to come in part-time to help train. Heck, people will still be using Ford 8Ns 40 years from now.

    Waverly is fairly laid back with no particular ethnic or racial biases.

    Ken S. in WC TN

  3. Shrek

    Shrek Singletree Moderator Staff Member Supporter

    Apr 30, 2002
    North Alabama
    Our local cobbler is doing this. He sold his shoeshop to a guy that worked for for 5 years as a partner with him and is now paying him for his share.
  4. j.r. guerra in s. tx.

    j.r. guerra in s. tx. Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2002
    I'm glad to hear you folks are taking an active interest in keeping these businesses solvent. So many businesses nowadays close down, vital businesses to especially a small clientele.

    Two years ago, an 85 year old sewing machine repair business went belly up when the repair person just became too ill to continue his business. It was a 'hole in the wall' business, but he is (was?) the only person in our region who could fix old treadle / electric sewing machines. When he went out of business, many people who have these type of machines find themselves out of luck.

    Or seek someone out of the region who can do this. Not many people do this anymore - apprentices have gone on to greener pastures, changing jobs and with no one to work on them.


    Too bad. :(