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Spotlite Cafe / Ice Cream Spot / Gift Shop
9563 Madison Street (Hwy 169), Garrison, MN 56450
For Sale $399,000.00

Excellent opportunity to take over a long standing, well operated restaurant and ice cream shop located along Hwy 169 in Garrison, opposite Mille Lacs Lake. In operation for over 40 years, Spotlite Cafe has been serving its customers with exceptional made-from-scratch all-day breakfast, lunch & dinner, including their famous original pancake recipe. Recently added within the restaurant is the Ice Cream Spot – an ice cream parlor and gift shop serving scoops of Kemps ice cream in cones, bowl & pints as well as Mille Lacs Lake Gift Shop – brimming with apparel & souvenirs. This distinct restaurant, paired with an upper level apartment overlooking Mille Lacs Lake, represents a unique investment. Enjoy easy access, excellent visibility and high traffic counts.

  • Purchase Price: $399,000.00
  • Directions: From Hwy 18 / Hwy 169 intersection in Garrison - West on Monroe Street - South on Madison Street - Spotlite Cafe is at the NW corner of Madison Street and Restaurant Street
  • Building Size Total (Sq. Ft): 5,440
  • Building Size Main (Sq. Ft): 3,928
  • Building Size Upper (Sq. Ft): 1,512
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft): 11,745
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.27
  • Lot Dimensions: 72.5’ x 15.01’ x 87.5’ x 58’ x 15.03’ x 92.06’
  • Road Frontage: 72.5’ on Madison St (Hwy 169) and 15.01’ on Restaurant St
  • Price Note: $399,000 + Inventory (Price Includes Land, Building, Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment)
  • Property Tax Year: 2023
  • Annual Property Tax: $4,512.00
  • Business Name: Spotlite Cafe / Ice Cream Spot / Mille Lacs Lake Gift Shop
  • Type of Business: Retaurant, Ice Cream & Gift
  • Reason For Selling: Owner wishes to pursue other ventures
  • Property Features / Assets: Building: 5,440 SF Total; Main Level: 3,928 SF (Spotlite Cafe & Ice Cream Spot); Upper Level: 1,512 SF (Apartment); Seating Capacity: 74; Kitchen: (2 on Main Level, 1 on Upper Level); Cooler: 2; Lake Visibility: Mille Lacs Lake is located across Hwy 169 from the property
  • Water: Well
  • Sewer: City
  • Heating: Natural Gas Boiler w/ Baseboard Heat
  • Cooling: Central Air - Ground Unit, Roof-Top Unit, and Wall-Mount Unit
  • Electric – Amps: 200
  • Electric – Phase: Three
  • Lighting: Fluorescent
  • Construction: Concrete Block
  • Foundation: Concrete
  • Roof: Asphalt Shingles & Rubber Membrane
  • Exterior: Steel Siding
  • Ceiling Height: 8'
  • Bathrooms: 3 (2 on Main Level, 1 on Upper Level)
  • Security: Yes
  • Parking Spaces: 10 Paved Parking Stalls
  • Neighboring Businesses: Neighboring businesses include Super Valu, Mille Lacs Realty, Rocky Bottom at the Y, Dollar General, Mille Lacs Pawn, Dorothy’s Rainbow Thrift Store, Sandelands Realty, Security State Bank of Aitkin, Lingwalls Hardware & Garage, Deerwood Bank, Garrison Wine & Spirits, Speedway, Garrison Inn & Suites, McDonalds, Holiday, Mille Lacs Liquors, Tutt’s Bait & Tackle, Garrison Sports, Riverwood Clinic, Garrison Animal Hospital, plus numerous others.
  • Traffic Counts: 5,461 (2022) on Hwy 18 and 4,633 (2021) - 7,093 (2022) on Hwy 169
  • MLS #: 6442441
  • CC File #: 1727
  • Zoning: Commercial
  • PID#: 24130607
  • Legal Description: S 87.5 ft of Lot 14 Block 2, and S 87.5 ft of Lot 15 except N 15 ft lying E’ly of the W’ly 8 ft, and also the S 87.5 ft of Lot 16 Block 2 except the N 15 ft, Subject to an Easement of Record granted to the Garrison Kathio West Mille Lacs Lake Sanitary District on Doc #733785, Town of Midland
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