Interest in the vacant commercial spaces fronting U.S. Highway 40 at Loggers Lane suddenly has picked up.
Realtor Ron Wendler of Colorado Group Realty said this week that a commercial printer, an RV accessories and parts shop, and a cabinet and carpet business are poised to move into the spaces located between Windemere Landscape and Garden Center and Cook Chevrolet Subaru.
The developer of Loggers Lane is Charles Sher of Solana Beach, Calif. Sher also is developing multi-family residential projects in Steamboat Springs, including Sundance Creek.
Tom Doerr confirmed that he and his wife, Kari, soon will move their Lincoln Avenue Printers business from the 1000 block of Lincoln Avenue to the Loggers Lane Commercial Center.
Hillary Singer said she and her husband, Scott, expect to close Tuesday on the purchase of two spaces on the west end of the center.
One will house Scott Singer Installations, Inc., an existing business that sells accessories and parts for recreational vehicles. He also sells backup power generators and inverters for multiple applications, including RVs.
The business has operated without a physical location -- Singer delivers products to his customers. But the couple has found substantial demand for their products in Routt County, Hillary said.
The Singers' second space will be devoted to a shop called Cabinets, Carpet and More. It will offer the KraftMaid line of kitchen cabinets. Hillary Singer will handle carpet sales.
Loggers Lane was built with two distinct buildings for different kinds of light-industrial service businesses. The eight small warehouse units to the rear of the site were snapped up quickly and sold out by the first of the year. Tenants include a light fixture shop and a granite counter supplier.
Each rear unit offers about 1,055 square feet and the advantage of having a garage door in the rear. That allows the owners to park a company vehicle inside and create both a workspace and an office toward the front of the building. There also is convenient access through the rear of the property to Shield Drive and the industrial businesses across the river on 13th Street/Twentymile Road.
The units gave local business owners the chance to own their premises for less than $200,000.
The market didn't respond as quickly to the larger, more expensive spaces on the U.S. 40 frontage. They remain empty at this time, and Wendler has spaces remaining.