Have a piece of Fresno historical past for .98M

Have a piece of Fresno historical past for $1.98M

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Van Ness Vehicle Maintenance is the oldest continually operating automobile support station in California. It is offered for sale. Picture by Estela Anahi Jaramillo

California’s oldest automotive support store however in procedure is possibly effectively regarded to several Fresno people, and now it’s offered for sale near the Old Fig Back garden neighborhood.

Crafted in 1926 and located at 2740 N. Van Ness Blvd., Van Ness Vehicle Restore is on the area Register of Historic Assets. It commenced as a Conventional Oil Company station, with virtually 50 % of the developing made as an ice household. 

The offerings include things like the authentic estate at 2740 N. Van Ness Blvd. together with the Van Ness Vehicle Repair business enterprise and one more automobile repair service creating at 1506 N. Palm Ave. developed in 1980. The bulk sale cost is $1.98 million for nearly 3,500 sq.-toes on half an acre.

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An more auto fix constructing at 1506 N. Palm Ave. designed in 1980 is part of the sale deal. Impression by way of loopnet.com


Listing agent Vasili Sotiropulos with Hyatt Serious Estate in Fresno reported the land is a amazing piece of Fresno historical past. He remembers buying milk from the gasoline station as a child. 

“Finding a commercial home tucked into a residential community like this is exceptionally rare,” Sotiropulos said.

“Russ” Clements bought and ran the station for 57 yrs, adopted by his son, Jim, from 1986 right until 1991. Laws for new gas tanks compelled the next proprietor, Garabed Bedirian, to cease providing fuel. The station modified fingers all over again with the latest operator, James Medina, in 1998. 

“If I was young once again, I’d be listed here forever. I will have to concentrate on myself as I’m obtaining older. As significantly as the shop is concerned, it has generally operate wonderful. It has been a blessing, it genuinely has. It’s like property,” claimed Medina.

The business enterprise has a few working bays at the Van Ness Boulevard place and parking with a conditional use allow allowing up to 17 automobiles. The locale also has an place of work, inventory area, surveillance technique, brick-paved parking region and additional. 

The Palm Avenue house has two roll-up door bays with sufficient space for up to a few automobiles for every bay. Each bay has sunken pits for ease of doing the job and one hydraulic raise. Palm Avenue also has ample parking for approximately 25-30 added vehicles and a lavatory, shower and stock storage space.

“Given the history and site, Van Ness Auto Repair service could go on as a thriving business for decades to appear,” mentioned Sotiropulos.