THE TRADING POST
Summary of: WILLIAMS, ARIZONA
Gateway To The South Rim Of the Grand Canyon
Laid-back, rustic and still very much ?western?, Williams Arizona still sustains the character of its rough and rowdy days. Although the saloons are still the gathering place, the brothels and gambling halls are a thing of its frontier past.
Named after William ?Old Bill? Williams, an early day trapper, Williams history is best known as the center of the Sante Fe Rail Line, ranching and old lumber mills. Just 58 miles from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, tourism began with buckboard and stagecoach tours of the canyon.
Today, Williams Az is home to the world famous Grand Canyon Railway and Resort which runs a scenic journey to the Grand Canyon aboard a century old steam-powered rail line. The railway tours over 200,000 visitors a year to the canyon?s South Rim.
With its close proximity to Flagstaff, Sedona, the South Rim and other Northern Arizona tourist attractions, Williams is an ideal visitor destination. Williams features modern day hotels and motels complemented by the quaint historical bed and breakfasts that still exist today. Architecture is reminiscent of years past where you can still enjoy down-home dining and a stiff drink.
The Williams area offers cool summer temperatures, four seasons and thickly pined forest at almost 7,000-foot elevation. The Williams area offers an abundance of outdoor attractions including Sycamore Canyon Wilderness which boast the second largest canyon in Arizona. Enjoy fishing and camping at Cataract Lake, Kaibab Lake, Dogtown Lake and White Horse Lake. The popular Williams ski area provides excellent downhill skiing, sledding and nearby cross-country ski trails. If you enjoy camping and hunting, the Kaibab National Forest surrounding Williams has over 200 campsites and seasonal hunting for deer, elk, mountain lions and bear.
County: Coconino County (pop. 125,420)
Population: 2910 (2002 Census)
Distance to Phoenix: 170 miles
Distance to Grand Canyon: 59 miles
Elevation: 6940 feet
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Canyon Trading Post
5171 N. Hwy 64
· Price: $1 200, 000.00
· Style: Commercial Building
Trading Post on Grand Canyon Hwy 64. Multi retail building, frontage on Grand Canyon Hwy, gift shop, gas station, restaurant and convenience store. All on 1.45 acres with living quarters upstairs that is 3 bedrooms, 1 bath and 2 houses in the rear. One house has 2 bedrooms and a bath, the second house has 1 bedroom and a bath.
· Restaurant: 1,150
· Retail Store: 7,125 sq.Ft
· Storage upstairs over garage 250 sq. Ft.
· Living quarters upstairs: 2,512
· 2 bedrooms, 1 bath: 984 sq. Ft.
· 1 bedroom, 1 bath: 901 sq. Ft.
· Lot Size: 1.45 acres
· Square feet of Lot: 63,162
· Tanks: 2,000 gallons (Super), 6,800 gallons( Unleaded). Pumps are new.
Extra Gas Line for 3rd Pump.
· Water Tank: 6,800 Gallons.
The Trading Post offers adequate parking with additional parking for large vehicles and trucks in rear.
The Trading Post was established in 1889
The Trading Post currently does considerable amount of gas business. This amount can be dramatically increased with increased lighting, makeover and advertising along Hwy 64. This location is the last service station before I-40 for tourist returning from Grand Canyon.
The Trading Post restaurant currently is profitably operated by the single proprietor. With proper staffing and menu this can be a significant source of revenue. This is the last restaurant before I-40 for tourists returning from Grand Canyon. And inversely, the first restaurant for tourist leaving the interstate and Williams en route to the canyon.
The Trading Post is a profitable business with a potential for a lot more. The whole business (restaurant, gas station, store, and garage) is operated around the schedule of the single proprietor, which means that when the owner is away, the business is closed. In 2005, the business was closed for 130 days, that?s more than a third of the year. And gros 540 000.00
The location of this business is ideal, in effect it has an exclusive market. It is located on a very busy Hwy 64, the only route to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is the only business of it?s type in the vicinity, the last restaurant and gas station before the interstate, and potential for additional services.
The Trading Post has additional storefront space for expansion or can be leased to another business. The garage is not utilized to its full potential. Staffed with a mechanic, it can be a considerable part of the business. The gas station is open limited hours. With proper schedule and a little aesthetic improvement it will be a very successful segment of the enterprise.
An adjacent parcel is also available for sale. It is one of the only commercial zoned parcels for sale in the area. Development possibilities are endless, from RV Park to storage facility.
This business is successful as-is. With additional improvements, adequate staff, and proper schedule, this will be a gold mine.
For additional information, or to schedule a visit, please contact
Mitch Sobczak (928)635 2787
or contact Ed Slowinski (480)507 2122