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City buys land for new liquor store location

July 31, 2013

MARSHALL — The Marshall municipal liquor store has a new future home, after action taken by the Marshall City Council on Tuesday evening....

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rangeral

Aug-01-13 9:41 PM

Do you want heated seats in the bathrooms?

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WBL947

Aug-01-13 5:22 PM

The municipal liquor store profits are available on line from the state auditor. In 2010 net profit for the Marshall store was over $480K. The lot cost $205K. Ranger I have every confidence that you will be able to estimate the cost of a building and do the math. Let us know your conclusion.

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rangeral

Aug-01-13 9:49 AM

How long will it take to recapture the cost of the land and new building?

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OIIOHH

Aug-01-13 12:02 AM

If the city REALLY wanted to grow the business, they’d leave the current location open forever and also build the new one.

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WBL947

Jul-31-13 10:45 PM

Good point OIIO. That is an excellent reason to build a bigger more modern store in a well traveled location with better parking. The Marshall store has been an excellent source of income for the city. The new location and more attractive facility will save people the time of driving north to another store.

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Really

Jul-31-13 7:39 PM

Ticked, you are just wrong. Everyone from town will go to the store no matter location however people coming into town are more often than not visiting Menards and Walmart. Those people never go to East College Drive. This is a great new location, well thought out and sorely needed. Sales will increase substantially.

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56two58

Jul-31-13 5:03 PM

I think the Marshall liquor store regularily in the top 10 in the state for revenue. I would believe the investment is prudent - and the location good - location would better serve those that travel in/out of Marshall - Menards, WalMart, HyVee, etc. all in that are. Good move for Marshall!

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OIIOHH

Jul-31-13 11:12 AM

“Don't need a new liquor store” – yeah, the Marshall store is so wonderful that a thriving new store is just minutes north of Marshall on Highway 23.

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rangeral

Jul-31-13 10:25 AM

Don't need a new liquor store - all the profits will go buying a lot and constructing a building.

How does that generate money for the city?

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ticked

Jul-31-13 10:03 AM

I believe it’s by the old Running’s building and pizza ranch. I’m not sure why the city would move a business from the middle of town to the outskirts. If they wanted to build a new bigger building there is a really nice lot next to Jimmy Johns were Marshall Truck and Trailer used to be.

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MyOpinion

Jul-31-13 8:48 AM

Where is the Boyer Addition?

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