Posted July 19, 2017 by The Daily Journal

For the second year in a row, the Downtown Park Hills Association is hosting a commercial open house to allow business owners or prospective business owners the opportunity to view commercial property in the downtown area of Park Hills.

Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce Director Tammi Coleman said the Aug. 10 open house is an opportunity for interested parties to get more information about the properties.

“Basically, it’s an opportunity for anyone that’s looking to open a new business or relocate an existing business into the downtown area,” Coleman said. “We’re offering these six different buildings for folks to come in and take a look at them.”

In addition to being able to examine the properties, the current property owners will also be available to answer questions.

“The property owners will be on-site to answer any questions that may arise,” Coleman said. “We’re asking the owners to have as much information available as possible as far as cost of rent, cost of utilities and those kinds of things.

“First Bank and Nash Realty will also be on-site in our reception area at 512 East Main and they can talk to anybody about financing if there are questions about that,” she added.

This year includes a new opportunity, in that Mad Monk’s Fabric Warehouse, located at 204 East Main is looking to sell both its building and the business itself.

Last year’s open house had a good turnout, Coleman said, with some of the properties being rented before the open house was even held.

“Last year, we ended up having three of the six buildings rented before we even had the open house,” Coleman said. “Because we got the word out and started advertising and people got interested. It’s a really good opportunity for anybody that’s looking to move into downtown because all of these locations are right on the main drag.”

The reception area for the open house will be at one of the locations available for viewing, 512 East Main Street. There will be refreshments available alongside representatives from First Bank and Nash Realty, Inc., but there is no obligation to go to that location.

“It’s an open house, so we’re not going to take you on a tour and you don’t have to come look at all six of them,” Coleman said. “You can just come, and if there’s one you want to look at, you can go look at it. You don’t even have to come to the reception area if you don’t want to.”

The Downtown Park Hills Association hosts the event in an effort to keep commercial properties in the downtown area from sitting empty for longer than necessary, and to bring as much business to the area as possible.

The locations will be available for viewing from 3 to 6 p.m. and are located at 206 West Main Street; 508 East Main Street; 512 East Main Street; 202 East Main Street; 204 East Main Street; and 10 South Coffman Street.

For more information about the properties or the open house, contact the Downtown Park Hills Association at downtownph@parkhillsmo.net or the Park Hills-Leadington Chamber of Commerce at 573-431-1051 or info@phlcoc.net.

Jacob Scott is a reporter with the Daily Journal. He can be reached at 573-518-3616 or at jscott@dailyjournalonline.com.