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Historic Corner For Lease
223 S 8th Street, Brainerd, MN 56401
For Lease $7.00 Per Sq. Ft.
Detailed Brochure

Prime commercial corner located in the heart of Downtown Brainerd. This historic Lakes Area building has been serving the masses for years. Originally established in 1883 as a saloon by Cornelius O’Brien, it was re-built in 1898 after a fire, and became O’Brien Mercantile. Other iconic establishments housed in the building included Buffalo Run (western dance hall), Hardware Hank, and most recently Thrifty White Drug. This building provides an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneur to breathe new life into this one-of-a-kind building. Enjoy easy access and high traffic counts – both vehicle and pedestrian, while also being conveniently located within walking distance of the other downtown businesses, restaurants, parks, and more!

  • Lease Price (Sq. Ft): $7.00
  • Directions: From Hwy 210 (Washington Street) / Hwy 371 (S 6th Street) intersection in Brainerd - East on Hwy 210 - South on S 8th Street - Property is the NE corner of S 8th Street and Laurel Street
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft): 32,750
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.75
  • Lot Dimensions: 75’ x 300’ x 150’ x 130’ x 50’ x 20’ x 25’ x 25’ x 150’
  • Road Frontage: 75’ along S 8th Street, 300’ along Laurel Street and 150’ along S 9th Street
  • Lease Size Total (Sq. Ft): 13,400
  • Lease Size Main (Sq. Ft): 10,500
  • Lease Size Upper (Sq. Ft): 2,900
  • Lease Size Lower (Sq. Ft): 10,500
  • Lease Type: Triple Net
  • Property Tax Year: 2019
  • Annual Property Tax: $17,236.00
  • Property Features / Assets: Building is 13,400 SF Finished/23,900 SF Gross Building Area. Main Level: 10,500 SF; Upper Mezzanine: 2,900 SF; Basement (10,500 SF (Unfinished Storage). Basement is sprinkled. Building has a freight elevator (Basement to Main Level to Upper Mezzanine).
  • Water: City
  • Sewer: City
  • Heating: Natural Gas Forced Air
  • Cooling: Central Air - Electric Roof-Top Units
  • Electric – Amps: 4 (200) Amp Panels
  • Electric – Phase: Single
  • Lighting: Fluorescent
  • Year Built: 1883
  • Construction: Wood Frame & Concrete Block
  • Foundation: Concrete & Stone
  • Roof: Flat - Silicone/Polyurethane Foam Roof (New in 2001)
  • Exterior: Stucco & Brick
  • Ceiling Height: Varies
  • Floor Drains: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4 (2 Main Level, 2 Upper Mezzanine)
  • Parking Spaces: East portion of property is a paved asphalt parking lot with 52 spaces. There is also on-street parking along S 8th Street and Laurel Street.
  • Neighboring Businesses: Located in downtown Brainerd, nearby businesses include The Elks Club, Yesterday’s Gone, 9th Street Bar, Minnesota T’s , Bjerga’s Feed Store, Great Plains Graphics, Great River Door, Northland Fire, Door Doctors, Last Turn Saloon, The Vice, Fancy Pants Chocolates, BN Credit Union, Bob & Frans, The Pit Stop, plus numerous others.
  • Traffic Counts: 1,050 on Laurel Street, 4,450 on S 8th St, 240 - 510 on Front St, and 24,300 - 27,000 on Washington Street (Hwy 210)
  • CC File #: 1549
  • Zoning: B-3 Central Business District
  • PID#: 41241495, 41241505 & 41241506
  • Legal Description: Legacy PID#: 09196039022Y009, 09196039005Y009 & 09196039001Y009. Lots 22 thru 24 inclusive, Block 39, & adjacent vacated portion of alley; Lots 5 & 6, Block 39, and adjacent vacated portion of alley; and Lots 1 thru 4, Block 39 inclusive, and adjacent vacated portion of alley, Town of Brainerd & First Addition to Brainerd
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