609 Washington Street, Volga, IA


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About 609 Washington Street

The Volga City Opera House stands as a unique and captivating historical landmark. Originally acquired in 2010 in a state of disrepair, it underwent a remarkable transformation driven by the founding of VCTC Inc. Generous individuals and countless volunteer hours breathed new life into the structure, culminating in what is now affectionately known as the Volga City Opera House (VCOH). Over the past 14 years, extensive renovations have revitalized the space, including updates such as new wiring, plumbing, windows, doors, flooring, bathrooms, an updated stage, and tasteful interior painting with hand-painted murals adorning the walls making this a turn-key adventure for the next owners. The exterior received equal attention, with tuckpointing, new steps, roof, and a handicap-accessible ramp constructed over old bridge planks, alongside period-appropriate outdoor lighting and structural reinforcements. The basement offers versatile potential for endeavors like Airbnb, apartments, or a restaurant. This includes a beautiful brick wall, windows, and two separate entry doors. The building's rich history takes many people down memory lane. Having served various purposes over the years, from taverns, a grocery store, meat locker, printing press, and a restaurant in the 1980s and 1990s. Throughout its existence, the VCOH has been a vibrant hub for diverse events, including reunions, auctions, weddings, live music performances, prom, scholarship events, karaoke competitions, dinner theatre, catering events, music festivals, food trucks, Sunday brunches, and community gatherings.The VCOH has a large social media presence and draws support from all over the region. With the purchase of the property, the new owners inherit a modern sound system and an elegant chandelier from a mansion in Texas, both enhancing its appeal as a venue for concerts, weddings, and other occasions. Additionally, stunning hutches are located throughout the Opera House for storage, and a well-equipped coffee bar and ready to use bar area further complement its amenities. Adjacent to a city park, the Opera House offers the option to rent additional outdoor space, expanding event possibilities. Volga City is located 10 miles from Elkader, 13 miles to Strawberry Point, 20 miles to Backbone State Park, and is a community nestled off the River Bluffs Scenic Byway. The outdoor opportunities are endless with options to bike, canoe, kayak, boat, walk, fish, hunt, and just enjoy slowing down in peaceful Northeast Iowa. The community's dedication and support have been instrumental in the Opera House's success, and they eagerly anticipate the next chapter under new ownership. A unique opportunity awaits, with 5 hours of coaching provided by the current COO who has had lots of success with booking events. This will help support a seamless transition for the new owner (s).

Features of 609 Washington Street

MLS® # 20241819
Price $225,000
Total Available Sq. Ft 9000.00
Acres 0.14
Year Built 1890
Type Commercial Sale
Sub-Type Office/Retail
Status Active

Community Information

Address 609 Washington Street
Subdivision Volga City Opera House
City Volga
County Clayton
State IA
Zip Code 52077

Lease Information

Price Type Gross
Lease Type None

Additional Information

Date Listed May 6th, 2024
Days on Market 77
Zoning Commercial
Total Building Sq. Ft. 9000.00

Listing Details

AgentAmy Holst
OfficeEXIT Realty Driftless Group

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