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The Historic Butler Building
301 Minnesota Ave N (CR 1), Aitkin, MN 56431
For Sale $399,000.00
Detailed Brochure

Rare opportunity to purchase Aitkin’s Historic Opera House. The building sits on a corner location just a block off of Main Street, providing easy access and high traffic counts – both vehicle and pedestrian. Building offers main level retail – currently 3 tenants with additional space available, including shared office space. The upper level houses a beautiful ballroom/special event space – including tables and chairs for seating up to 200 people. Lower level is currently used for storage.

  • Purchase Price: $399,000.00
  • Directions: From the stoplight intersection of Hwy 210/Hwy 169 (2nd St NW) and Minnesota Ave - North on Minnesota Ave 1 block - Butler Building is at the NW corner of Minnesota Ave and 3rd St NW)
  • Building Size Total (Sq. Ft): 22,164
  • Building Size Main (Sq. Ft): 7,388
  • Building Size Upper (Sq. Ft): 7,388
  • Building Size Lower (Sq. Ft): 7,388
  • Lot Size (Sq. Ft): 18,926
  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.43
  • Lot Dimensions: Approx. 100' x 190' x 55' x 95' x 40' x 25' x 80'
  • Road Frontage: 100’ along Minnesota Ave N and 190’ along 3rd St NW
  • Price Note: Purchase Price includes banquet inventory for seating 200 people, including 60” rounds, high tops, 8’ rectangles plus three sets of tablecloths (red, black and white), plus a snowblower.
  • Property Tax Year: 2019
  • Annual Property Tax: $10,012.00
  • Business Website: www.TheButlerBuilding.org
  • Property Features / Assets: Main Level: 7,388 SF Shopping & Retail (currently 3 tenants with 2 available spaces plus secure shared office space); Upper Level: 7,388 SF Event Space & Storage (includes tables & chairs for seating up to 200); Lower Level: 7,388 SF Storage (potential for events & dining to locate in this level). See Brochure for interesting and extensive History of the Butler Building including how it was a springboard for Judy Garland & Warren William.
  • Water: City
  • Sewer: City
  • Heating: Natural Gas Forced Air
  • Cooling: Central Air - Electric Ground Units
  • Electric – Amps: 4 (200 Amp) Panels
  • Lighting: Fluorescent & Incandescent
  • Year Built: 1903
  • Construction: Brick
  • Foundation: Stone
  • Roof: Flat Rubber Membrane - New in 2012
  • Exterior: Brick
  • Floor Drains: 5 (Restrooms & Mechanical Rooms)
  • Bathrooms: 2 Common Restrooms (Women's Room & Men's Room)
  • Security: Shared Office Space has secured access & entry via a key code.
  • Utilities Available: Electric: Separate meter to each retail space; Gas: Meter-reader at each retail space - One building bill
  • Parking Spaces: Parking Lot to the West & North of the Building plus On-Street Parking
  • Adjacent Tenants: Current Tenants Include Aitkin Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota Mobility Systems and Miracle Ear
  • Neighboring Businesses: Located in downtown Aitkin, nearby businesses include Pop’s Vape Shop, Block North Brew Pub, Lorrie’s Hair Studio, Dac-Mart Thrift Store, Eye Care Center, Carroll Chiropractic, Guide Point Pharmacy, Rialto Theater, Gramma’s Pantry & Market, The Beanery, Wise Skye Gifts, plus numerous others.
  • Traffic Counts: 9,400 along 2nd St NE (Hwy 210)
  • MLS #: 5262145
  • CC File #: 1534
  • Zoning: DMU-Downtown Mixed Use
  • PID#: 56-1-018200
  • Legal Description: W 70 ft of S 25 ft of Lot 4 & all of Lot 5 less parts in Doc #169610 & all of Lot 6 & parts of Lot 7 & 8 in Bk 49 DDS P 449 & Doc #170423 Blk 28, Plan of Aitkin
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