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March 26, 2021

12 Acres Along Nash Road Sold

Lorimont Commercial Real Estate is pleased to announce the sale of 12 acres directly east of the Rhodes Travel Center along Nash Road. The site is going to be used for a new plant that will purchase and process rice. Tom Kelsey, who handled the sale of the property said he expects the buyer, Inland Cape Rice Company, to make an official announcement on the specific scope of the agricultural plant construction project along with the projected jobs creation and other details in the very near future.

This new industry is located within the Gene Rhodes Industrial Park in Scott City. The sellers of the industrial land were Rhodes Real Estate Partners, who have developed the industrial park over a period of 30-plus years. The new project will be within the city limits of Scott City, who will provide utilities, fire and police protection.

The site is very near Interstate 55, the regional airport, two railroads and the SEMO Port Authority, which were all factors in the ultimate selection of the site. The Lorimont broker says his brokerage company has similar commercial and industrial sites in the industrial park available for purchase.

March 26, 2021

SEMO Ready Mix Occupies New Office Space

Lorimont Commercial Real Estate is happy to announce that the office development located at 2907 Independence, located directly behind St. Francis Medical Center is now 100% Leased.

Tom Kelsey, commercial broker handled the remaining available 1,800 square-foot office space in this development. Semo Ready Mix will occupy the office space as their Southeast Missouri operations office.

Lorimont recently sold the ready mix company's former industrial building and offices at 403 Rambler with 19 acres, just off Nash Road in the Greater Cape Girardeau Industrial Park. The ready-mix company has concrete plants throughout middle Missouri, including several in Southeast Missouri and northern Arkansas.  This office will be the administrative operations offices for this region.

March 26, 2021

Dr. Anne Heisserer Relocates Office

Lorimont Commercial Real Estate and Tom Kelsey are pleased to announce the relocation of Dr. Anne Heisserer's Chiropractic Office to 326 S. Mount Auburn Road, Suite #103.  Dr. Heisserer's new offices provide a much larger and more efficient office setting for patients. 

The brand new development on South Mount Auburn has five tenant spaces according to Kelsey who handled all of the available lease space transactions. Each new space has been a “build to suit” for the incoming tenant and provides a design and size that provides a customization for each business.  The Lorimont Broker said there is just one space remaining of 1,660 square feet.


Feb. 8, 2021

Deal Bins Relocates in Cape Girardeau

Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate confirmed Deal Bins would relocate their store to the Town Plaza Shopping Center at 2136 William Street. The expanded space is 7,000 square-feet and will allow the discounter more space for product display in their untraditional shopping concept.

Deal Finders, began in Cape Girardeau several years ago and eventually became Deal Bins and is a unique discount department store. Their objective is to offer amazing discounts on a variety of products including apparel, housewares, furniture, toys, electronics and sporting goods. New inventory arrives almost daily so there are always new merchandise deals to be found.  Inventory is discounted daily from Friday through the following Thursday. Prices start at $6.00 per item on Friday and steadily reduced each day thereafter. Any remaining items from the week are reduced down to .50 by Thursday. Restocking takes place on Thursday evening and the process begins again on Friday. The store generates bargain hunter customers from the entire 5 state region according to the owners. Kelsey said the space was formerly occupied by many years by Tuesday Morning, although several short-term tenants have occupied the space. The retail space is located next to Rosati's Restaurant. He said they are now open for bargain business.

Feb. 8, 2021

Former Bart Transportation Property Sold

Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate confirmed that his real estate company had completed a sale with Golden Rule Insurance Company. The location was occupied by the transportation company for several years and provided van services to the St. Louis and Memphis airports.Kelsey said the company closed earlier this year and the high traffic and visibility location was offered on the market for sale or lease.

The new buyers will relocate from 2102 E. Jackson Blvd where they have been located since 2012.The independent insurance agency sells a variety of insurance products including home, auto, life, health and commercial lines and is owned by licensed agents, Grady Gamble and Greg Rogers. They are endorsed by Dave Ramsey, a popular financial advisor and national talk show host. Kelsey said the buyers intend to do some major renovations to the existing office building and move in within the next several months. No sales price was disclosed, however the website showed a listed price of $224,900..

Posted in Acquisitions, Jackson
Feb. 8, 2021

Presley Enterprises Purchases Sikeston Property

A Sikeston based company is expanding its operations here. Kevin Presley Enterprises will soon relocate to a new facility at 830 Roth Street in Sikeston. The company has been in the food container business since 1997 and provides a wide selection of prior used containers ranging from 15 to 275 gallons. Tom Kelsey, commercial broker with Lorimont Commercial Real estate in Cape Girardeau handled the recent real estate transaction. The new facility located at 830 Roth Drive includes multiple industrial, shop and office buildings totaling 47,317 square-feet located on 8.7 acres of land. The property was originally constructed by Headrick Concrete Products and most recently occupied by Nova Brick and Semo Ready Mix. Presley was in need of a larger facility for their extensive growing container refurbishing business originating in the Sikeston area. Kelsey said Semo Ready Mix, the seller in the transaction will continue to operate a concrete batch plant on an adjacent site to the property sold. No sales price was disclosed, but the Lorimont website shows an asking price of $150,000 for the property.

Feb. 8, 2021

180 Fitness Expands to New Cape Location

Remodeling is underway at 1749 Independence St., a white one-story building behind Muy Bueno restaurant. By early January, it will be the new home of 180 Fitness, currently located at 2530 William St.

Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate handled the real estate transaction for the new location.  The 3,500 square-foot free standing building will be more centrally located and have a more customized lay-out for present and future fitness members. The new location will also afford 180 Fitness more space and visibility, according to owner Melissa Stickel, who said she plans to "eventually add an outdoor workout space" to the Independence Street building.

The 24/7 access fitness operation offers both no-contract monthly and annual memberships along with personal and semi-private training, nutrition counseling and online coaching. Stickel said they have some other exciting health and fitness programs planned and the new location will give them the room to expand into those programs.Kelsey said the building located near the corner of Independence and Sheridan has been used for a variety of business over the years and the mostly open floorplan made it an excellent fit for a fitness operation. He indicated that extensive remodeling is ongoing for a January

Feb. 8, 2021

S. M. Wilson & Company Opens Cape Office

A St. Louis-based commercial construction management firm, S.M. Wilson & Company, has opened an operations office at 145 S. Mount Auburn Road in Cape Girardeau.

Founded in 1921 and celebrating its centennial anniversary this year, S.M. Wilson specializes in large commercial, educational, health care, senior living, industrial and retail projects. It was the general contractor and services manager for Century Casino Cape Girardeau when it was built nearly a decade ago.

Nick Martin, a Southeast Missouri native with an extensive construction background, serves as senior project development manager at the Cape Girardeau branch office.

S.M. Wilson's office location on Mount Auburn Road was formerly occupied by VNA (Visiting Nurse Association) of Southeast Missouri, which relocated to 2311 Bloomfield St., Suite 103, in Cape Girardeau at the end of July.

Tom Kelsey with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate represented the Mount Auburn Road building ownership in the lease arrangement with S.M. Wilson, which was represented by Jacob Fish with Realty Executives Edge.

Posted in Business Growth
Feb. 5, 2021

Cape Funeral Home Adds Crematorium

Ford and Sons Funeral Home recently leased a building at 729 Enterprise St. in Cape Girardeau for use as a crematorium. Tom Kelsey, broker with Lorimont Commercial Real Estate handled the real estate transaction.

The family-owned funeral home was established in 1949 and has grown to several locations, two in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Perryville, Oran, Altenburg, Benton, Missouri.  In addition of offering full funeral and most recently cremation services, the family also owns Cape Girardeau County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

According to Ford and Sons vice president Josh Ford, the move allows the organization to provide cremation services without outsourcing to other providers. Cremation has been a very popular alternative in recent years nationwide to traditional burial methods, mostly because of the economy.  Kelsey said it was his understanding that crematorium equipment installation has all been completed in the new facility and it is operational.

Posted in Expansion
Oct. 20, 2020

Fisher Auto Parts Relocates in Cape

One of the larger auto parts groups in the region, Fisher Auto Parts has relocated in Cape Girardeau to 2603 Gerhart.  This according to Tom Kelsey, Broker for Lorimont Commercial Real Estate who handled the transaction.  Kelsey said the auto parts company with corporate headquarters in Stanton, Virginia has recently opened in the 10,000 square-foot warehouse showroom building located just off South Kingshighway.  The facility will serve as their walk-in parts showroom and customer delivery hub for the greater Cape Girardeau area. 

The company was formerly located at 2350 Rust Avenue for many years.  The closed Rust Avenue location served as both a walk-in showroom store and area distribution center for many years.  He understood the distribution to other regional Fisher Parts regional locations would be handled from an alternate warehouse location.  Kelsey said Fisher corporate has also appointed his company as the exclusive real estate agency to sell the 41,630 square-foot industrial building located on 2.63 acres of property. Fisher Auto Parts purchased the locally owned B&H Fleet and Industrial Supply company in 1994, acquiring this property along with their various parts stores throughout Southeast Missouri.  Lorimont is actively marketing the warehouse property for an industrial buyer with an asking price of $895,000.



Posted in Business Growth