September 5, 2012
For more than 40 years, the Truman Road Thriftway was a staple at Truman and Hardesty. A little over a year ago, the building was part of an aggressive development plan that would have brought a new grocery operation to the 3.3 acre site. That plan, however, fell through and the building is being listed by the Victor Ross Commercial Real Estate Company.
The listing consists of a 16,800 square foot building on 3.3 acres. A large asphalt parking area with one Hardesty egress and two Truman Road entrances is big enough to handle almost 100 cars. The building itself has everything a full line grocery operation would need including loading docks, storage areas and all of the equipment and fixtures that were in place at the time the store closed. A quick peek in the windows shows shelving, refrigerators, freezers, shopping carts, work counters, everything that makes this parcel literally turn-key for the new retailer.
According to Victor Cascio, the listing agent for the property, approximately 25,000 to 30,000 cars pass by the intersection of Truman and Hardesty every day, giving this intersection some of the highest visibility and traffic on the entire east side. In retail, traffic equates to dollars through the door, and that formula makes this a highly desirable location for any kind of medium-sized retail operation like hardware, auto parts or warehouse grocery. The facility could even be re-fitted as an event venue, catering to weddings, reunions and parties!
The total package is listed at a scant $475,000 for the building, fixtures, hardware and the 3.3 acre site. If you’ve got an eye for some high traffic retail that would fit the Truman Road corridor, call Victor Cascio at 816/483-0500 and arrange an exclusive showing.