In 1897, the Lalonde’s Shoe and Boot Shop, the first in Rossland, occupied this building. In 1911, the building became part of the Jordan Block and Mr. Hardy, an undertaker, opened a funeral parlour on the premises. Since the end of WWII, the building has had a number of commercial tenants, including the Delich’s Jewelry for many years.
Rossland’s main street, Columbia Avenue recently underwent a downtown revitalization and infrastructure project resulting in a beautiful transformation of our historic downtown: new underground services, side walks, curbs, paving, street lighting, and plants .
The 1896 original Lalonde & Rodier Building is one of Rossland’s historical buildings that has been maintained over it’s many years. There are 4 storefront businesses (Sushi Restaurant, Retail & Travel Outlet, Accounting firm, and Real Estate office), upstairs has 2 residential one bedroom apartments, accounting office and a Registered Massage Therapy Clinic. 100% occupancy.
The building has had updates over the last ten years too.
Office spaces and common hallways have new carpet, wainscotting, bright and clean. Laundry available for the upstairs tenants.
Individual electricity meters for each unit, 2 gas furnaces for the restaurant and retail. Gas heater units in one of the residential units and the massage space.
Staff parking is mainly on Columbia Ave. There is limited parking at the rear but only in the non-snowy months.
2116 Columbia Avenue: Aka Dake Restaurant
$90,000 major structural work done in 2014 to the floor system. Commercial hood fan stays with the property ($12,000). Forced air heat, two bathrooms, exit and easy access into alley way. Restaurant capacity is 32 people plus seating on the sidewalk in the warmer months. Lease agreement in place.
2118 Columbia Avenue: Kootenay Gateway
Tourism and retail space. High quality modern laminate flooring and fresh paint with the new tenancy. Separation wall to a work space in the rear. Large store front window, public bathroom, storage areas and access to alley way from the back of the shop.
2118 Unit #2: Residential Apartment
$80,000 renovation in 2011. One bedroom 540 sq ft suite apartment with stainless steel appliances including gas stove and dishwasher, laminate flooring, new windows, baseboard heat, Rennai on-demand hot water. Fully furnished, including electricity. Easy access to alley from patio. Month to month tenancy. Common area washer and dryer. Suite comes totally fully furnished including electronics, dish wares, linens. Zoning allows for legal short term vacation rentals here.
2118 Unit #3: Residential Apartment
Bright one bedroom 540 sq ft. apartment. Month to month tenancy (senior lady lived here for many years). Renovated bathroom in 2011 with Renaii on-demand hot water. Personal rear patio/deck. Common area washer and dryer.
2118 Columbia Avenue Unit #4: Rossland Accounting
Apartment has been converted into office space, includes a waiting area with laminate flooring, 2 large rooms with four desks in total, large storage room (could be used for another office) has new carpet throughout and a washroom. New windows. Common area washer and dryer.
2118 Columbia Avenue Unit #5: Essential Body
Units 5 & 6 have been renovated into one suite currently operating as a Massage Therapy Clinic. Laminate and carpet throughout, beautiful French doors to 2 of the treatment rooms. Common area washer and dryer.
2132 Columbia Avenue: Rossland Accounting, main floor
Large office space mostly carpeted, laminate at the entrance/lobby. Large private office in the back. Drop ceilings and full bathroom.
2140 Columbia Avenue: Century 21 Kootenay Homes
Large office space, includes bathroom, easy access to alley and large store front window. Two separate meeting rooms, bathroom and laminate flooring. Renewable long term lease in place.
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Peter Fullerton of Digital Synergy
Ryan Flett Media