Looking for a thriving, established business in a small town but with a customer base that extends to Kansas City and even into other states? Look no farther than Cameron, Mo., where The Primitive Peddler is for sale.
The Primitive Peddler, with a successful 15-year history, is found at 617 N. Walnut St. in downtown Cameron in a rustic-looking building that is the perfect showcase for the primitive decor merchandise it sells.
“The Primitive Peddler is on a crossroads corner with high visibility,” said Dirk Talley, owner/broker of Show-Me Real Estate in Smithville, Mo., the listing agent.
The business is just south of U.S. 36 and west of Interstate 35 in downtown Cameron on North Walnut Street, which also is U.S. 69 highway.
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This 5,400-square-foot property includes three main sections: the main showroom floor, a warehouse/storage space that also is being used for retail and an office with restrooms.
The Primitive Peddler opened in Cameron in 1999 and quickly outgrew the space at its first location. The business moved in 2002 to its current location.
The current owner, who also runs an online clothing boutique, is tired and ready to take a step back and slow down. She said: “We are a retail establishment that sells primitive and upholstered furniture as well as many one-of-a-kind antiques. We take pride in saying that ‘if you see it, you can buy it.’
“We also carry over 300 product lines that range from bedding, bath, linens, tin ware, wrought iron, candles, floral, seasonal merchandise, lodge items, western items, gardening items and more,” she continued. “We strive to offer something for everyone and constantly keep our merchandise rotated to keep it fresh.”
This expansive inventory and helpful, friendly atmosphere has drawn customers not only from Kansas City, but also from northwest Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Anyone who buys the business would have a built-in clientele of loyal customers, including a database of 8,000 current customers’ contact information that is used for mailers during special open house events.
Currently, Primitive Peddler is open seven days a week. To discover more about the business, go to Facebook and search for The Primitive Peddler Inc.
For information about buying the business and to obtain a booklet with numerous photos and the listing information, call Dirk Talley at 913-231-0098. The listing also is on the web at show-merealestate.com.
Show-Me Real Estate is a full service real estate company in Smithville with listings that include commercial, residential and farm properties.
Show-Me Real Estate
Business listing: 617 N. Walnut St., Cameron, Mo.
Directions: Interstate 35 north to Cameron/U.S. 36 exit, left on U.S. 36 business loop, then left on U.S. 69/Walnut St. to 617 N. Walnut St.
Contact: Dirk Talley at 913-231-0098 or email@example.com. For Show-Me Real Estate, 816-532-6101.