Rush County Economic Development
Rush County Courthouse
715 Elm, LaCrosse, Kansas 67548-0326

Turn Key Commercial Building

Located in Downtown La Crosse, Kansas

The “former Post Rock Variety/Ben Franklin Building,” as it is known, has a total of 2400 sf on the main floor. The main floor has a finished 49'x100' front display area and a 600 sf backroom for a total of 3000 sf. The main floor also features a handicap accessible restroom, employee restroom, private office, and storage area. The 1800+ sf basement has a concrete floor throughout and is divided into three rooms. The building is also equipped with a silent alarm security system, telephone, and wireless internet. The retail floor is brightly lit with a suspended ceiling and tiled floor. The roof is in good condition and does not leak. A new metal facade and canopy were added to the front of the building in 2005.

Godola shelving, specialty display units, and retail supplies are currently in place on the retail sales floor and is available for separate purchase or may be included with lease package. Some office furniture and equipment, break-room furnishings, and maintenance equipment is also available. A retail point-of-sale system is also available for purchase separately.

This is a rare turn-key business opportunity in a low overhead area with high-traffic potential. This would be a great location for a specialty business such as an antique shop, farm store, or internet-based business with large display/walk-in area. Located in downtown LaCrosse on U.S. Highway 183, the building is next door to a pharmacy and is located within one block of the post office, three banks, beauty shops, restaurants, professional offices, and retail and specialty stores.

In an effort to further local economic development, the asking price is less than $2 per square foot (not including closing costs). Incentives are available for new or expanding business. This property is offered by Rush County Industrial Development, Inc. in cooperation with Rush County Economic Development.

For more information, contact:
Bradley Penka, administrator, Rush County Economic Development
Phone: 785-222-2808

LaCrosse features highly-dependable utility services, fire and police protection, and high-speed wireless internet. LaCrosse Furniture Company is an employee-owned manufacturer that produces over 80 stypes of home furnishings that has dealers throughout the United States. Flame Engineering produces a variety of products including the “Red Dragon®” weed-burning torch and ships throughout the United States. La Crosse has two nursing homes, and a fully-staffed hospital, clinic, and wellness center. La Crosse is known as “The Barbed Wire Capital of the World™” and is home to the world-famous Kansas Barbed Wire Museum. The museum complex also houses the Rush County Historical Museum, Post Rock Museum, Nekoma Bank Museum, and Pleasant Point School Museum.

La Crosse is situated at the intersection of US Hwy 183 and K4 highways, and is four miles north of K96 highway. The community has an airport with a lighted, paved runway, and is served by the Kansas & Oklahoma Railroad. Two major trucking firms are headquarted in La Crosse. Telecommunications services are provided by GBT, a locally owned copperative located four miles south in Rush Center and also by AT&T. GBT provides cable-television and high-speed internet through fibre optic connections to the community. Cellular service is available through a variety of providers including regionally-owned Nex-tech Wireless.

La Crosse is located 24 miles south of Hays, a town of 20,000 people that is home to Fort Hays State University, with an enrollment of over 13,000 students, NCK Technical School, and HaysMed the largest medical center in northwest Kansas. La Crosse is also located 35 miles northeast of Great Bend, a town of over 15,000 that is home of Barton Community College, and Great Bend Regional Medical Center.

Additional Photos

2. Retail Sales Floor 3. Retail Sales Floor
4. Retail Sales Floor 5. Backroom Entryway
6. Office 7. Public Restroom
8. Main Floor Backroom 9. Loading Dock
10. Basement Storage Area 11. Basement Storage Area

*Rush County Economic Development offers these listings as a service in the interest of economic development. We assume no liability for accuracy of information included. Contact the property owner or listing agent listed for further information or to view properties.

For more information, contact:
Rush County Economic Development
P.O. Box 326
LaCrosse, Kansas 67548-0326

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