13980 CR 240 Durango CO Real Estate
Incredible opportunity to purchase a piece of La Plata County history on the Florida River, but with many modern amenities! The new Helen's Country Liquor Store was built in 2016-2017 and opened in May of 2017. The owners have expanded their selection to include basic grocery items and seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables, quickly becoming a common stop for commuters and Vallecito and Lemon Reservoir visitors. Take a break from running the store to enjoy fishing the approximately 1300' stretch of the Florida River right outside of the front door. The beautiful log structure is a perfect combination of rustic charm and modern convenience. The current owners have been through the Class II permit process with La Plata County, which allows for commercial use. The Conceptual Development Plan includes the existing liquor store business, and future plans for a restaurant overlooking the Florida River. The engineered septic system was built to include the needs of the future restaurant. A heated parking lot makes it easy to keep the spaces clear for customers during the winter. Irrigation rights through a Waring Irrigation Pump pull .2 CFS (just shy of 100 gallons/minute per DWR) from the Florida River when in priority. A large 3 car garage and workshop, multiple sheds and a barn allow for plenty of storage on the property. There is currently a mobile home on the property that is bringing in rental income, but will eventually need to be sold/removed per La Plata County. The original Helen's Store may continue to be used for storage purposes. Don't miss this opportunity to own a rare piece of commercially designated riverfront land and growing business! **Please call Division of Water Resources and La Plata County to satisfy any information needed about the water rights and/or Class II permit.