The iconic Stockman Bar & Cafe located in the historic district of Livingston is steeped in history and has been family owned & operated for more than 30 years. Part western café and part saloon the Stockman has been popular with locals and tourists for generations and has been featured in AAA Travel Magazine, Bon Appetit & Realfood.com for “Best Burger in Montana”. In 2018, the Stockman was recognized for “Best Burger in Park County”. The authentic western dining room serves hand cut steaks, chops, burgers, fries, seafood and prime rib on the weekends. The welcoming lounge serves classic cocktails in a friendly Montana atmosphere. This offering presents an excellent opportunity to own an established business and historic building in classic downtown Livingston where the pristine Yellowstone river, Yellowstone National Park and galleries await you.
The upstairs currently serves as employee housing and is ready for renovation as buyer wishes. The sale includes the building, business, liquor license, furniture fixtures and equipment.
HISTORY OF THE STOCKMAN BUILDING
The original structure, built by H.E. Burch in 1883, burned down in 1886 and was replaced by a one-story hardware store, built by George Chambers. In 1889, a second story was added. The 1904 Livingston City Directory lists the property as a saloon run by J.H. Harper. Italian immigrant Marino Napoli then ran the American Beer Hall out of the building starting in 1906. In 1908, ownership transferred to John Hogan, who ran a saloon through 1918. A 1910 business directory listed Hogan as an “Agt. of Shlitz”, Dist. Of Old Crow and Yellowstone Whisky, wines, liquors and cigars.” In 1922, the property is listed as being operated by L.L. Vogt, who sold soft drinks. Between 1925-31, the building housed the business of Gino Nocchi, a shoemaker. Through the 30s and 40s, it became Andy’s Café, operated by John Pantelakes. In 1954, under the ownership of Arnold and Molle Holling the building was named “The Stockman”. Around that time the building’s cornices were removed and stucco was added to the exterior. The building saw another remodel when Chet DeYoung purchased it in 1978. In 1981, the building was sold to Hiller and Roxie Blame who sold to Marion Sweeney Davis in 1985. The Weamer’s purchased the building in 1988 and have owned and operated The Stockman since that time.
SOURCE: Yellowstone Gateway Museum, Livingston Montana, Montana State Historic Preservation Office, Montana Historical Society
Year Built: 1895
Building SF Breakdown (Source – MT Cadastral):
Tavern/Bar -Main Floor = 1750 SF
Basement – used for storage = 1750 SF
Level 2 – ½ story, Multi-Use Apartments = 875 SF (2+) upstairs used for employee, have not been renovated.
Lot Size: 3,500 SF, Rectangular
2018 Property Taxes: $4,717.67
Capacity Allowed: Bar = 62, Dining Area = 45
Leased Items: Jukebox, ATM, 6 Gaming Machines.
Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment: To be provided under separate cover.
Financials: To be provided to qualified buyers with an NDA.
Liquor License: State of Montana, Dept. of Revenue, Alcoholic Beverage License
Gaming License: State of Montana Gambling Control Division, Gambling Operator License
Co-Brokered with Kimberly Busby, Broker, GRI Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Montana Properties
Contact Tracy Raich Broker Owner if you are interested in purchasing an established business in historic Livingston MT 406.223.8418.