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Clinton is Calling with Character Commercial Building & Adjoining Lot
Clinton is Calling with Character Commercial Building & Adjoining Lot
Great opportunity to purchase an attractive commercial building + adjoining lot fronting Highway 97. Includes living quarters/B&B above. Endless business income possibilities, 2,325 ft2 main floor space. This landmark building & lot could now be yours to treasure!
  • Size: 0.78 of an acre ~ 3 titles
  • Area: CARIBOO
  • Price: NEW PRICE $349,000
  • Listing Agent: Wendy Patten - wendy@landquest.com
  • Phone Number: 250-718-0298
Description :

This property is located in downtown Clinton, BC. For close to 100 years it has been an icon for the community operating as a dry goods store, Boarding House, family clothing and sewing notions, Sears Depot, combination gift shop/coffee shop and is currently operating as “As The Crow Flies Country Store” selling antiques and collectables, locally produced naturally raised meat, vegetables, greenhouse and nursery sales.


The business opportunities are endless due to its proximity to the main highway, beautiful retail space, living quarters above and its great curb appeal! Extensive renovations have been undertaken in the past 3 years to take this wonderful character building to a position where it is now presenting greater options in uses and prospects of good future revenues. There is ample cold and heated storage areas off the main floor, including office space, a commercial kitchen, 2 bathrooms and a 10 x 12 ft outer deck overlooking the garden area of the adjoining lot. At the rear of the property is a single garage with lane access. The upper suite has a covered walkway below leading to a staircase with porch entrance above. The commercial activity area and residence are completely separated from each other maintaining privacy.


This property exudes an air of old time charm with the comfort of a new and clean look encouraging customers to enter and be delighted with its contents. Clinton can be proud of the efforts made to maintain the character of this building and the history it represents. The essence of a Western town lives on and thrives! Now yours to treasure!

Location : 1518 & 1522 Cariboo 97 Highway. Located on the main street through the Village of Clinton in the South Cariboo between Cache Creek to the south and 70 Mile House to the north.
Access : Four hours from Vancouver utilizing Canada No. 1 Highway north to Cache Creek then Cariboo Highway 97 north from Cache Creek to Clinton. Two hours from Kamloops west on Canada No. 1 Highway to Cache Creek then north on Cariboo Highway 97 to Clinton.
Improvements :

The upper level has an approx. 1,000 ft2 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom suite with new flooring, paint, light fixtures, windows, bath fixtures, washer and dryer. The main retail area has had refinishing of the original fir floor, other areas new flooring, replaced the windows, a new commercial kitchen, fridge and stove, casings, paint and lighting. The outer exterior has been resided with new fir board and batting siding, new 10 x 12 ft deck, stairs, walkway covering, metal roofing, railings, outdoor lighting, electrical and paint.


Optional purchase of the greenhouse includes slip tube engineered steel building with canvas cover, concrete Loc Blocks, plumbing, electrical and heating.


The adjoining lot has been landscaped with lawn and gardens, items of historical interest added and includes fencing and gates.

Services : All district services are provided to the 1522 commercial building and lot including sewer, municipal water with gas and electricity provided through BC Hydro and Fortis. Telus phone and internet services also available. Bare land lot 1518 adjoining has opportunity to hook up to these services.
Recreation : Recreational opportunities abound in this area. During spring, summer and fall hunting, fishing, hiking, camping, biking and horse back riding are enjoyed and during the winter months ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Clinton itself offers the usage of an ice arena, curling rink, community hall and soccer and baseball fields. Beautiful Kelly Lake close by has a picnic site and kayaking and canoeing, fishing and swimming for families to enjoy an outing to and travellers a quiet rest stop. Ranches offering accommodation and riding opportunities are also numerous in the area and the Clinton Rodeo grounds located at the south entrance to the village springs to life with horses, cattle, cowboys/girls every May Long Weekend. An event not to be missed!
Vegetation : Clinton is situated at an elevation of 887 metres. It rises out of the arid sage brush area of Cache Creek to experience more rainfall and produce denser tree forestation of firs and pines as found in the Cariboo climbing to the North. Summers are moderately hot and winters cold with ample snowfall. The area experiences lots of sunshine throughout an average year and just enough rainfall to keep the vegetation green. Plants and trees of a Zone 3 hardiness variety survive and thrive.
Area Data : The village of Clinton is an active community of 650 residents with its colourful history of over 150 years and its unique western atmosphere. It was incorporated in 1963 and boasts of hosting one of British Columbia’s oldest continuously running events, the Clinton Annual Ball, held in May of each year. Clinton is a midway point between Vancouver and Prince George and is on the route north up Highway 97 to the Yukon Territories and ultimately Alaska.
History :

The land inhabited by the Shuswap people gave way to settlement in the mid-1800s with the discovery of gold and the development of the Cariboo wagon roads. One road was constructed from Yale while another was pushed through from Harrison to Lillooet. From Lillooet known as Mile 0, the road continued a further 47 miles over Pavilion Mountain around Kelly Lake and through Cut-Off-Valley to converge with the Yale-Cariboo Road. The community that was formed at the confluence of the two roads became known as Junction or 47 Mile. In 1863 the townsite was officially renamed Clinton by Queen Victoria in honour of Lord Henry Pelham Clinton.


During the Cariboo Gold Rush Clinton was a busy junction on the wagon road to the gold fields of Barkerville. The location of the settlement made it an ideal resting place for weary travellers and miners en route. Once “Gold Fever” subsided the ranching industry developed and some of the original ranches are still operational today.

Zoning : C-1
Legal :

LOT A DISTRICT LOT 1 GROUP 5 LILLOOET DISTRICT PLAN 4194
PID 010-614-966


LOT 21 DISTRICT LOT 1 GROUP 5 LILLOOET DISTRICT TOWNSITE OF CLINTON EXCEPT PLAN B5511
PIDs 012-805-556 & 010-173-862

Taxes : $2,463.02 (2017)
Map Reference : 51° 5'36.83"N and 121°35'4.66"W
Listing # : 18052