Property Description

In the Heart of the Northwestern Illinois Driftless Region on Historic US Highway 20 there is a former Mercantile/General Store known as the Bishop Building. It was originally built by the Bishop Family in 1916 and remained in business until the 21st Century. If you visit the Elizabeth Historical Society Museum you will see a vivid display of the family, the building and the business including an Opera House on the upper level. In later years an apartment was added at one end of the Opera House/Theater. The current owners purchased the building in 2019 and have put in 3 new N Gas HVAC systems; an on-demand Hot water heater; all new windows in the 2 bedroom apartment; added an accessible bathroom on the main floor and a nearly completed full bath in the basement, totally renovated the main floor which was developing very nicely as an Art Gallery where artists and artisans could also teach classes in person and via zoom. Then Covid came along and the gallery closed in Dec of 2021. At present there is a temporary re-sale business enjoying use of the main level while marketing it for another visionary to take it to the next level. Elizabeth has a TIF District, no zoning ordinance of consequence in the Village of Elizabeth, an active Chamber of Commerce and an organized committee to ENERGIZE ELIZABETH . One of the businesses identified as NEEDED in Elizabeth is MERCANTILE (which is what this property was originally designed for and is readily adaptable to become once again.

Features
: Gas forced air
: Central
: Full walk-out, Full, Unfinished
Location
US
IL
Jo Daviess County
ELIZABETH
61028
Main St
137
W91° 46' 33.5''
N42° 19' 8.7''
137 N Main St
Additional Information
ACTIVE and AVAILABLE
$3,691
City
City
Natural Gas
Laminate,Wood,Vinyl,Tile,Concrete
SCHWERDTFEGER
KELLER WILLIAMS REALTY SIGNATURE
: Brick
10779
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River Ridge
01/01/1970

137 Main St ELIZABETH, Illinois 61028

Mixed Use For Sale
9,360 Sqft
$275,000

Reference ID: 202202651

Basic Details
Property Type : Mixed Use
Price : $275,000
Square Footage : 9,360 Sqft
Acres : 0.11
Agent info

This listing is courtesy of

CAROL SCHWERDTFEGER

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