This exceptional “hospitality venue” (or retail space) is an anchor on the highly sought-after East Main Street in Buena Vista, Colorado. This listing is for Real Estate Only. An opportunity for the astute investor or entrepreneur to tie into further development of BV; only 2-1/2 hours from Denver and 2 hours from Colorado Springs.
The building dates back to the mid-1880’s, but has been modernized and structurally brought up to code by the current owners to create The Lariat. It is this new atmosphere/environment that customers have described as classy, hip, steam punk, and trendy. The discriminating buyer will notice the creative use of Salida red brick, glass, antique wood floors, and designer metal accents crafted by a local artist. Real estate only; but the buyer will benefit from the reputation The Lariat has established/enjoyed and the furnishings that are included.
Over the past five years The Lariat has become a symbol of the smart growth in Buena Vista -- a place where customers feel safe, have a location to meet with friends and meet new friends, can enjoy business lunches, and savor the vitality of this entertainment venue. In short, The Lariat has become an institution in Buena Vista; it has been described by some as “the soul” of BV.
In addition to the main level hospitality venue, the two-story building includes five nicely furnished apartments on the second floor, all ensuite. Four of these are studios and the fifth is the owner’s 1-BR apartment. Square footage according to the Chaffee County Assessor’s office: The main level is 4,503 sq ft. and second floor is 2,622 (apartment measurements are available).
The 16 perlick tap custom draught system is adjacent to the 10’ x 7’ refrigerated cooler. The well-equipped kitchen has been expanded and overhauled to produce popular gastro-pub food. Further, the venue comes equipped with a 12x24 elevated stage, lights and acoustic treatments -- RCF main speakers and soundboard for entertainment.