Historic building with restaurant poised for downtown opportunity

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.

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