This property consists of an 89,018+/- sq. ft. one story building, with 12 foot clearance to bottom of bar joists, on 11.029+/- acres. The land is in two parcels, one in Roanoke City and the other in Roanoke County.
The level tract is paved on all sides of the building. Zoning is Commercial, High Intensity – C2/CLS. The site has long frontage along Williamson Road (US Route 11) and along Curtis Avenue to the rear. Williamson Road is a heavily traveled primary commercial corridor. The site enjoys easy access to I-581, I-81, US Rt. 460, the Roanoke Regional Airport and is only 1.4 miles from Valley View Mall.
The building features a brick front and right side, while the rear and left side are painted cinder block. This original portion of the building has three loading dock doors. To the rear of the building is a pre-engineered steel addition with a large overhead drive in door. This area is ideal for a garage or auto repair. The roof of the main portion of the building is sloped and supported by bar joists under tectrum decking with a membrane or built up finish layer. The metal roof on the addition is sloped.
The building was constructed in 1958, according to City information, and is fire sprinkled. HVAC is by forced-air gas heat and electric air conditioning throughout. All utilities are available.
Previous use was as “Happy’s” indoor/outdoor flea market. Happy’s housed numerous stores and sales booths, a restaurant, entertainment and other facilities, until it closed in the summer of 2014.
Happy’s Flea Market has been a well-known and popular Roanoke institution that operated in this location for approximately 40 years. Happy’s not only served the local area, but was also a tourist attraction and boasted the reputation of being Virginia’s largest and oldest indoor/outdoor flea market. This property has a long tradition of being a strong income producer. With rehabilitation and a solid management plan, this property can be revived to carry on the tradition of Happy’s. The property also lends itself to numerous other uses, including re-development of the large 11.29+/- acre site.
Tax Assessment Information
|Jurisdiction||Tax Map Parcel||Acreage per GIS||Assessed Value|
|City of Roanoke||2200202||9.90||$1,769,800|
From Williamson Rd. and Hershberger Rd. go north on Williamson Rd. 0.6 miles to Happy’s on right.
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