FOR SALE: You Can Own Royalton’s Treasure City
The one-of-a-kind Treasure City on Highway 10 is Royalton is officially for sale, and you can make it yours for less than a half-million bucks (sort of).
I say 'sort of,' because for $450,000 you can get the store property, but the store's inventory will run you another $400,000.
What's the property without the multitude of souvenirs, knick-knacks, and one-of-a-kind finds? Ns don't forget about the 200-pound "man-eating clam."
Transworld Business Advisors describes Treasure City:
Treasure City is Central Minnesota’s largest & most unique gift and souvenir shop, located on Highway 10 in Royalton, strategically located on primary route to Brainerd Lakes Area, about 1½ hours north of the Twin Cities. Treasure City has been in business over fifty years and has become a Minnesota icon.
According to the listing, after all is said and done, Treasure City nets about $115,000 in profits each year.
The website BizBuySell.com says:
Treasure City truly has something for everyone! Take a picture with Pirate Pete and check out the 200# man-eating clam. You’ll find an amazing selection of Minnetonka moccasins and sandals, gifts, souvenirs, toys, and games, including many unique treasures that aren’t available elsewhere. Huge inventories of fireworks (year round) and pirate items are also available.
Exploring Minnesota adds:
Treasure City is a must-see place in your travels.
Treasure City always reminds me of one of the the many iconic souvenir stops along the way to America's Wild West. Ir screams of Wall Drug, Reptile Gardens, and Band Bear Country USA. Sure they're all unique -- but each will give you free ice water and a bumper sticker for tier car, as they try to sell you a pair of Minnetonka Moccasins.
Next time you're there, say 'Hi' to Pirate Pete for me.
Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.