RGI Newsletter Vol. 4
At the core of everything we do is our mission statement: To Build and Create.
We believe in people’s stories and ambitions. Over the last forty years, we’ve worked with hundreds of businesses, often seeing them grow and grow alongside them. Making the right decisions early in a business’s life can determine whether it succeeds or fails.
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This sale includes a business and building. The operating butcher shop has a long positive history in the community. The retail area of the butcher shop was recently remodeled. The business is open and can stay in place with the sale. If someone would like to put a new business in this property this is also a possibility. The building is in good shape and has charm with a brick facade and modern interior finishes. Come join the Pine Island business community on Main Street.
Newly renovated restaurant from top to bottom, available for sale. The entire main floor has been updated featuring a full bar, seating for the restaurant, restrooms, commercial kitchen, restrooms, and more. If you are looking for the opportunity to create your brand without having to worry about a construction project this is the place for you. The building has been updated with a new HVAC, Plumbing, Electrical, Sprinkler System and will allow for you to focus on growing a great business. Upstairs features 3 apartments that will add to your bottom line adding extra income to your bottom line. If you are looking to build a business this location is worth a look. Situated on Main Street and the corner the ability to place signage will allow for your concept to become known. Be sure to inquire about a private tour today!
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Great business/Eatery and Saloon, the only bar in town and the largest venue space in the city that offers liquor! This great opportunity is located in central Janesville, MN. The very family-friendly restaurant offers to dine in/take out with seating for 150 and includes a dance/meeting hall venue space with an additional bar and 275 capacity. This amazing place is known as a community favorite with tons of "regulars." Tons of improvements and tools of the trade are all included. "Hay Daze", Janesville's annual city celebration blocks off the street for live music, food, and a carnival right out front of the Purple Goose! "The Purple Goose" is an amazing place known for its heart." This Janesville hotspot is worth a tour!
Loken's Sawmill Inn and Suites
Bucky Beeman and Dylan Carty met Ashley and Andrew early on in their entrepreneurial journey. They had an idea to open a store called "Real Deals" which had been run in other states across the Midwest. Ashley was extremely excited to bring this store to Rochester. The Design District of Rochester is where we helped them get a location after looking around and coming back to this space multiple times. The affordability of an old warehouse and being close to other businesses of scale was the deciding factor. Never could we have guessed that Ashley would be this busy and successful in such a short time. Ashley shared that there were many hurdles and roadblocks such as road construction, COVID-19 while getting into business, but overall she has enjoyed it despite having many obstacles early on. Social media live streams were how she combated the issues and made sales while people were at home and not working during the pandemic. These live streams built a community and fanbase through Facebook and Instagram where people could communicate about what products they should buy and why. These online supporters helped Ashley grow to the point where she reached out to Bucky and Dylan with a huge vision that she had for a new location. After a short time and lots of negotiation, they secured a piece of land for a fair deal. At this current moment, Ashley is talking to general contractors and architects to get ready to turn dirt on the new store location. They will be leaving the store on 6th Ave and this site will be for lease and hopefully a springboard for another small business into the community. Come next spring or summer Ashley will have a brand new beautiful store to provide great products to the community. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to work with Ashley and Andrew to get to the next level of business. We are fortunate that they have decided that we are the best firm for them to work with.
Nick Pompeian met Natalie Victoria about nine years ago at a Post Bulletin networking event at the Rochester Golf and Country Club. I had just got started in commercial real estate and my Dad had mentioned that I needed to go and build my network. Back in those days, networking events are how we met people in hopes of building relationships and our business. I knew Natalie from the many dinners that my family had at the original Victoria’s which was in the Brackenridge Plaza on 2nd Street SW. However, I never had spoken to her in a professional setting such as this. I will never forget speaking with Natalie that day. One of the first questions she asked was, “Are you working with your dad now?” I remember nervously saying yes. She responded by asking me for my business card, which I vividly remember nervously grabbing out of my coat pocket to give to her. Her final response to me was, “I am going to call you.”
I quickly found out that she and her partner were looking for a building as they wanted to start a bar. I knew exactly the building, and after meeting on several occasions, Natalie and Sid Victoria and Christine and Eric Stahl decided to make an offer on the former Hight and Randall building located at 10 3rd Street SW. To make a long story short, that offer was accepted, and the Tap House became a staple in downtown Rochester. Because the Tap House was such a success, a few years later I had the pleasure of working with Natalie and Christine again and represented them in the purchasing of a lot on west circle drive where the Tap House West End sits today.
Gunnar Grimsrud chose to highlight Compassion Acre Congratulations to Allison Kocak for following her dreams and purchasing her very own commercial building for her doggy daycare business!
I met Allison around a year ago because she inquired about one of the commercial buildings that RGI had listed near the YMCA. We toured it, discussed pricing, and ultimately decided that the location would not work out for her. However, Allison gave me the great honor of representing her as her Realtor as she continued her search for her dream location.
Little did we know, this was the start of a grueling 10-month search that was full of rejection, failed negotiations, and heartbreak. However, Allison and I did not view it that way as each rejection and blocked road was a learning experience for us that gave us determination and insight to keep pushing forward.
Eventually, nearly a year into our search we finally found the perfect spot on Commerce Drive in southwest Rochester. The owner was Jerry Fischer and his wife Ruth; a couple who has had a strong presence in the dog boarding industry for several decades. They were able to see Allison’s vision and dream for the location and after many weeks of negotiation, we were able to close on the sale of 3902 Commerce Ct.
I am so incredibly proud of Allison for her hard work and determination even through the toughest of times. We faced obstacles that would cause most people to quit but she stayed focused on the goal all along. I am honored to call her a friend, and I cannot wait to see what is in store for her, her family, and her business.
Nate Carty chose Ichi Tokyo as my restaurant to highlight this month because they are the best spot in town for fresh sushi! All you can eat sushi for lunch and dinner is a no-brainer if you're hungry and looking for some creative rolls. They have a huge menu of different hibachi dishes as well if sushi is not your thing. Not to mention their customer service is top-notch, as well as the cleanliness of their restaurants. I try to get there every other week, if not once a week, and have some of their great sushi, and I suggest you try it as well!
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