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En route home from a trip to the mountains recently, I stopped at Sopp & Truscott, the old-fashioned Silver Plume bakery, where the airy bread and rickety glass cupboards conjure up images of women in petticoats and men working the mines. The bakery, a longtime mountain establishment, is for sale–and apparently has been since last summer.
Gail and Patrick Buckley, Sopp & Truscott’s owners for the last five years and residents of Silver Plume (Patrick’s a native), are sick of the snow. They’ve posted the selling price at $187,000 for the bakery, equipment, inventory, and 30 days of training. But if you want the neighboring lot, which is a boon for parking, the bill will run you $217,000. Gail assures business is healthy and that she and her husband simply want warmer environs.
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“We haven’t been hit by the economic slump,” she says. “If you buy this bakery, you’ll be making money from day one.”
The Buckleys promise they’ll continue to operate until a buyer is found–so the only sign you’ll see is a real estate one, not a closed one.
486 Main St., Silver Plume, 303-569-3395