312 Washington Street, Clyde, Kansas, 66938
With the recent COVID-19 scare thousands of families are fleeing big cities in search of safety, security, lower cost of living and a better quality of life. Many people are also recognizing the benefits of being able to live in the same location as where they earn their living. With high speed Internet, many have been able to work from home and tele-commute to their jobs.
How about being able wrap all of that together in one amazing real estate investment?
How about a luxurious loft apartment that has been remodeled by local craftsmen with spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath living quarters with large living room, family room and kitchen? Add to that another commercial kitchen, catering facilities, banquet – dining area, bar area and front and rear decks for relaxation or entertainment. The loft – banquet areas can be reached by front and rear stairs or with a power lift for those that are less mobile. How about a main floor area for the business of your dreams? If you want a turn-key business at street level, check out the well-established Farm and Home Supply store run by local residents and a staple for those that live in Cloud County, Kansas. They stock just about everything that customers want and are the only appliance store in Cloud County! The business includes about $280,000 of current inventory and the ability to sign up with a nationally known supply chain that does not require franchise fees and allows a tremendous amount of freedom in working with them.
There are 2 additional properties that are available for purchase too! About a block to the east is a warehouse building that is used in conjunction with the Farm and Home Supply business. To the south of the store is another building site that can be used for additional storage, construction of another warehouse or for use as additional parking. Below is more information about each of the portions of real estate and purchase options.
312 Washington Street, Clyde, Kansas 66938 – 8,956 SF - $175,000 (Includes Upper Floor and Main Floor of Building)
Legal Description: Clyde, Original Town, S26, T05, R01, Block 6, E 45’ of Lot 3 (Upper Floor)
Loft Apartment – Banquet Area – Professional Kitchen – Catering Business – 4,400 SF:
The second story of this property has been tastefully converted to a spacious 2,200 SF living quarters for the owners of the property. The loft could be rented out as a unit or possibly by separate guests for use as a bed and breakfast.
Entering from the south outside deck area, you will come into the beautifully lit family room area, then stroll into the dining area and custom designed kitchen with all new cabinets with built-in recycling bins and built-in music system, counter tops, island area, dishwasher and appliances. Most of the windows have been replaced to make the living area bright and cheerful, as well as energy efficient. Next we will travel into the living room area with a breakfast bar area. Most of the upstairs living areas have hardwood floors that were installed to match original hardwood floors from when the building was constructed in 1890. Then we reach the master bedroom with full en suite master bathroom and dressing table. Bedroom number 2 has a large bathroom with a large Jacuzzi tub. Both bathrooms and laundry room have built-in laundry hampers for convenience.
The French Quarters:
The remaining 2.200 SF of the upstairs area has been developed as a banquet – entertainment area with a large commercial kitchen for use in preparing meals for dining in or to be catered for outside events. This portion of the building can be access from a main street “French Quarter” entrance or through the use of a power lift for those that may be disabled. There are retro floors upstairs and antique appliances in the very popular bar area. There are icemakers, stoves, refrigerators for use in the food business. There is also a large deck area that overlooking the downtown area of the quaint French community of Clyde. Many people from the area and others from around the country have enjoyed meals and entertainment in this banquet area. All areas have music piped in and a system that allow adjustment for each separate room. There are both Men’s and Women’s restrooms and much of the original decorative tin ceilings and beautiful brick walls have been maintained. The owners hired an artist to create an amazingly detailed mural of prominent building in Clyde on the banquet room wall.
Main Floor – Farm & Home Supply - 4,400 SF:
Legal Description: Clyde, Original Town, S26, T05, R01, Block 6, E 45’ of Lot 3 (First Floor)
Farm & Home Supply Business with Inventory: Price $250,000
This property was purchased by the owners in 1996 and they grew the business dramatically over the years. They were first affiliated with a nation hardware store franchise, but in 2013 changed their affiliation to an organization that is much more responsive to owner and customer needs. The owners are free to purchase directly from their supplier, but are not mandated to make required purchases, nor are they subject to advertising requirements as they had been in the past. A review of the photos will show that this store stocks about anything that their clients may need for their farms, ranches or homes.
The store includes fixtures, shelving, displays and merchandise necessary to house most any business or to continue to operate this well established home town retail store.
Income and expense statements for the past 5 years are available upon written request.
00000 Washington Street, Clyde, Kansas 66938 – Price: $30,000
Legal Description: Heller’s Addition, S26, T05, R01, W 37’ of Lot 29
The warehouse will not be sold separately, but can be purchased with the Farm and Home Supply business. The building is 32’ x 70’ or 2,240 SF in size. There is large overhead door on the front of the building and a large sliding door on the roar of the building. The floor is 6” pour concrete with ½” rebar set on 2’ centers. The building is equipped with storage shelving and other fixtures. There is a concrete approach to the building on the south side with easy access from Washington Street (the main street) – Highway 9. The warehouse building is conveniently located right next to a car wash – vacuum equipment.
This building and property lends itself to use in many types of business, for storage, distribution or for those looking for a great man cave or she shed for their toys and equipment.
313 Broadway Street, Clyde, Kansas 66938 – Price: $5,000
Legal description: Clyde, Original Town, S26, T05, R01, Block 6, E 55’ of Lot 9
7,260 SF - .17 Acre: 55’ x 132’ building site located almost across the alley south from the Farm & Home Supply store. There is a small 10’ x 12’ storage shed, but otherwise the land is undeveloped. It is zoned for residential use, but could be rezoned for commercial use. This space would make a great location for another warehouse, shop building, residential home site or garden area for those wishing to live a self-sufficient lifestyle.
Real Estate Package Deal: Price: $450,000
All of the above described real estate and the Farm and Home Supply business, with inventory, can be purchased for a price of $450,000.
The properties are serviced by electricity, natural gas, excellent cell phone service, 4G high speed Internet, city water and sewer. Streets are maintained by the City of Clyde.
Community and Area Information:
Clyde, Kansas is a town of 716 people and sits at the base of Elk Creek along the Republican River in north central Kansas at an elevation 1300’. The area offers amazing habitat for deer, turkey, pheasant, and quail. People enjoy fishing in the Republican River and at nearby reservoirs. Well-kept homes, gardens, sidewalks, and brick streets make Clyde an attractive town. Numerous stores offer Clyde residents an opportunity to buy what they need in minutes. A bar & restaurant and convenience store provide gathering places for conversation and food. The community enjoys a library, downtown park, hotel, grocery store, lumberyard, banks, beauty shops, auto parts store, car dealer, auto repair, seed dealer, car wash, chiropractor, senior center, service station, VFW center, daycare, hardware – gift store, Catholic, Christian and Covenant Churches, tax preparer, banking services and recycling center.
The average income in Clyde is higher than other cities in the area. Poverty rates are half the average for Kansas and the cost of living is relatively low (70% of the U.S. average). In 2007, the community completed a major downtown beautification project with extensive volunteer help. Clyde has a tradition of active civic and social engagement. The community is located in Cloud County, which is known as “The Stained Glass Capitol of Kansas” and is also home to Cloud County Community College in Concordia. Clyde is located on the west edge of the beautiful Flint Hills area of Kansas.
Families in the area enjoy the Clifton-Clyde USD-224 school district. USD 224 operates a grade school and middle school in Clifton and a high school in Clyde. The district offers the Regents Curriculum, vocational training, and extra-curricular activities with recognized achievement in sports, scholastics, business, and community service. They were recently named the top school district in Kansas.
Medical services are available in Clyde and neighboring communities. Clyde Family Physicians has a clinic in town. Both the Cloud County Health Center and Clay County Medical Center are also just a short drive to the west and east.
The Clyde Watermelon Festival has been an annual event for over 110 years and began when watermelons were a choice crop on sandy, river bottom land and could be easily shipped out by rail. Hundreds of people gather every Labor Day weekend for the festival parade, BBQs, demolition derby, dances, contests, games, and socializing.
A quote on the Clyde city Facebook from a new resident that moved to town stated:
According to the Kansas Regional Center, some of the most important factors in choosing a place to live is lifestyle, safety and ease of finding jobs.
“You're looking for a place with a low cost of living, nationally ranked schools and picture-perfect communities. But you also want a place with world-class dining, great nightlife and wide-open spaces for outdoor adventure. It isn’t always easy to find that combination. But that’s exactly what you get in Kansas.
In Kansas, we don’t just live life. We live life to the fullest. We’re big on business and economic development, but we know how to relax and have a good time, too. We’re balancing work and play, progress and history, urban and rural to create a quality of life you can’t find anywhere else. And that’s what makes this place so special.
The cost of living in Kansas is nearly 8.7 percent below the national average, making our state among the most affordable in the nation. From food and gasoline to property taxes and car insurance, most of what you need costs less here. Housing costs are especially low, with the median cost of owner-occupied homes nearly 35 percent below the national average. In fact, Kansas is ranked among the most affordable places in the country for buying a home. The bottom line is this - your dollar goes further here.”
As Native Kansans, we couldn’t agree more. Come see why the Sunflower State should be your home too.
“Clyde, Kansas – Where Dreams Come True”
· 15 miles to the east of Concordia, Kansas
· 68 miles to the north of Salina, Kansas
· 68 miles northwest of Manhattan, Kansas
· 154 miles north of Wichita, Kansas
· 180 miles northwest of Kansas City, Kansas
· 125 miles southwest of Lincoln, Nebraska
· 437 miles east of Denver, Colorado