131 E Main St.
Located in the C-1 district on Main St. in historic downtown Forest City, this 15,359 SF building is the largest in town and features great visibility and rich history. Currently vacant, this remarkable structure is ready for its next act. Built in 1929, this architectural gem opened as the Romina Theater and featured vaudeville acts & movies. The upstairs features 19’3’’ ceilings, original hand painted designs, curved “proscenium arch”, original stamped tin tiles and ornate lighting fixtures. The upstairs has many possible uses for increased revenue including retail, office, gallery or event space. The street-level and basement were formerly occupied by a local hardware store tenant. The main level features 4,939 SF, large display windows, a spacious retail area with high ceilings, storage room, and freight elevator for easy moving of goods and materials. The basement features more retail space, private office & additional storage. Recent improvements include installing fire rated doors & walls throughout, new restroom and new carpeting. Adjacent to the site is the new multi-million dollar Pavillion on Park Square (POPS) featuring a 2,000-seat amphitheater, 2 splash pads and a plaza. The Town of Forest City was voted #1 Christmas town in the Asheville area in 2021 and #1 place to see Christmas lights in WNC attracting locals and tourists alike. Rutherford County is situated in the foothills of Western North Carolina, and is centered one hour between Asheville, Charlotte and Greenville Spartanburg (SC). US Highway 74 connects I-26 and I-85, serving as a corridor between three regional centers of commerce. Contact the listing agents to schedule a showing.
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