Just a couple years ago, passersby could appreciate seeing the colorful and usually whimsical lace wedding dresses within the display window at Kaufman's of Wheeling.
Now the making is up for sale for $165,000. Kaufman's closed in 2012 following 80 years of company inside the downtown. Jenny Seibert, a First Option Realtors agent, mentioned the four-story 1900 setting up, situated 1040 Major St., nonetheless includes useable racks, dressing rooms, a telephone method, a six-year-old boiler for heating, newer air conditioning and a lot of space for a number of prospective companies.
Kaufman's Inc., which nonetheless owns the setting up, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2012. At the time, the hundreds of wedding dresses and also other formal wear in stock had been seized inside the procedure. Seibert mentioned the Kaufman household nevertheless doesn't know what happened for the garments or if they had been ever sold right after becoming taken. Chapter 7 filings normally liquidate such assets"I don't forget acquiring a wedding dresses and having the shoes dyed to match," Seibert stated of her past expertise at the retailer.
The shoe dyeing space nonetheless remains on an upper floor.
"I believe it is a solid brick developing. ... We would enjoy to find out somebody buy it - something could possibly be completed with it," she stated.
At the time on the bankruptcy filing, the corporation's assets were listed at $352,716 and liabilities at $883,231. The inventory at the time included 331 wedding gowns and 1,503 formal dresses.
Seibert mentioned many years ago the making was in fact three separate structures combined into one particular. She believes the space is large adequate to split into separate offices if someone didn't wish to do retail there once more.
"It's a great place. ... There's many site visitors," she added.
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