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Chitown-Angler

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Post Posted: 04:38pm - Apr 12,18 
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A friend of mine from out of state is thinking about moving to Northern IL. His wife's parents live there. He would like to buy a bait shop, if they make the move. I was wondering if the Pier was still for sale, and if so, what is the asking price?

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Post Posted: 09:14pm - Apr 12,18 
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C.J Smiths is for sale

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Post Posted: 06:20am - Apr 13,18 
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Inquire at Jim's Bait & Tackle in Fox Lake.
847-587-1460

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Post Posted: 03:26pm - Apr 13,18 
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Thats a no. I told him about the problems with occasional flooding. So that is not an option. Thanks

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Post Posted: 05:56pm - Apr 13,18 
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I fished with John Trossen a few months ago and the The Pier is for sale. John had mentioned what it had grossed, which surprised me how well it had done. I will PM you John's cell number.

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Post Posted: 06:01am - Apr 14,18 
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Thanks for the info. But tell John, just to give gross, without his guiding, just sales at the store.. My friend is not into guiding. He likes to fish but not guide.

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Post Posted: 09:10am - Apr 14,18 
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The issue with The Pier is the property is worth a fortune, if you don't have the cash to pay for the property it would be difficult to make it work.

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Post Posted: 09:36am - Apr 14,18 
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Tom was looking to sell last year not sure about this year

Welcome to Tom & Claudia's Barnacle Bob's!

Located on Lake Marie in Antioch, Illinois, about 1.2 miles west of the intersection of 173 and 59, we provide boat rentals, bait, tackle, a launch ramp, and smiles -- all to ensure an enjoyable day

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Post Posted: 09:43am - Apr 14,18 
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Tell him to come to Indiana and open Mik Muffin back up. Lower taxes.

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Post Posted: 02:33pm - Apr 14,18 
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Mr. Have Rod,

I would continue to inquire, the numbers John mentioned were impressive without the guide income. This is the only shop on the south end of the lake that many fisherman have used for bait, food, ice, etc. If hot beef sandwiches and other hot meal items were made available in a small sit down area, I would suspect this would work well. I would also think other local guides might work out of the shop and enhance sales.

Bill

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Post Posted: 03:41pm - Apr 14,18 
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Thanks for the info guys. I passed the number along, and the ball is now in his court.

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Post Posted: 03:42pm - Apr 14,18 
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One last question, what is he asking for the business now.

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Post Posted: 12:39am - Apr 16,18 
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Mr. Have Rod

I don't recall the price, I do remember John remodeled the back of the store into his home, where he lives.

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Post Posted: 06:45am - Apr 16,18 
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I was told when he first put the place up for sale he was asking 650k. Not sure, but to me, that seems like a lot.

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