Baker City property owners and the city are known for reinvesting in historic downtown. There are lots of restaurants, art galleries, gift stores and other businesses in a classic Main Street setting and regular festivals and events downtown. It’s satisfying for us when we can list some of these historic properties.
Right now, there’s a great historic building at Main and Court streets. Built in 1867, the building has no doubt hosted dozens of businesses over the past 145 years. Right now, it’s a terrific little restaurant and bar. Previously, it was a family cafe but the current owners remodeled
it in 2012 as a contemporary restaurant and bar aimed more at adults. If you’ve ever dreamed about owning your own restaurant and have longed to operate in a traditional downtown, then here’s your chance. Anyone purchasing the 2,525 square-foot building could certainly remove the restaurant and put in some other use, however. Upgrades include gas heating and central air conditioning and the property is listed at $285,000.
This building is in a very favorable location. The building faces Main Street and its side is along Court Street. The city has closed off a one-block section of Court Street next to this business (between Main and Resort streets) to create a pedestrian-only promenade sometime in the next few years, as part of a larger plan to improve downtown. During nice weather, the location would be terrific for sidewalk dining.
“The public mini-park would be the focal point for downtown events, a place for recreation and play by downtown users, and an intribuing public place for visitors.” 2001 Plan For Historic Baker City, p. 24.
News release: Baker City Realty hires outdoor recreationist and MBA as its latest Realtor
For more information:
Andrew Bryan, 208-484-5835
Aaron Harrell, 541-519-2738
Baker City Realty has hired an outdoor sports enthusiast and MBA as a Realtor, bringing the company’s total number of agents to five.
Aaron Harrell, a Seattle native who has lived in Baker since 2005, is an avid runner, mountain biker, hiker and skier. He lives in Baker with his wife and two children ages 3 and 5.
“Aaron’s enthusiasm for outdoor recreation is a huge plus for our agency, because many people wish to relocate to Baker because of its outdoor opportunities,” said Andrew Bryan, owner of Baker City Realty. “He’s worked in diverse fields and holds and MBA, giving our firm insights to assist our commercial customers as well.”
Harrell served in the U.S. Navy as a Chinese linguist and has worked in the information technology, academic advising, renewable energy, fitness and other industries. He holds a degree in English from the University of Washington and an MBA from Eastern Oregon University. He is involved in Young Life and the St. Luke’s Patient Advisory Council.