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Cold Stone Creamery - Durango, CO!

Historic Downtown Durango

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asking price
$
199,000
gross sales
$
445,000
cash flow
$
84,874
employees: 
7
founded: 
2004

High-Volume Well-Established Cold Stone Creamery Durango, CO - Historic Downtown Durango!

Home To Over 200 Boutique Hotels, Award Winning Restaurants, Relaxing Cafes, Laid-Back Brewpubs, Fabulous Art Galleries & Museums, Friendly Shops And More.

Offering the best tasting, made-to-order ice cream! Churned in-store fresh daily using only the finest ingredients and mixed on a frozen granite stone with endless combinations of fruits, nuts, candy, sauces and more. Also, dairy-free sorbet. Plus, a new plant based almond milk product. Every creation made-to-order available in cups, cones, waffle bowls and shakes, plus mix & go. Every option for everyone, all served in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

As well as sundaes and smoothies along with pre-packed quarts and party packs. In addition to the richest ice cream cakes, cupcakes and cookie sandwiches for takeout or conveniently ordered online or by smart phone 24 hrs/day. Cold Stone has the perfect cake for any occasion: signature, birthday, kid-themed, petite, custom and photo cakes, plus signature pies.

Cold Stone is the nation's leading premium ice cream brand. Voted "Best Ice Cream" countless times. Quality, variety and choice-what customers want! With seemingly endless combinations of mix-ins, allows customers to dream up their own ice cream treat or choose from their wildly popular Signature Creations. Never prepackaged or shipped in, it's the freshness factor that sets them apart. Better because made fresh every day in every store, puts them in a class of their own. Industry experts categorize Cold Stone as "Super Premium." An artisanal ice cream churned fresh on-site with high standards for taste, consistency and texture.

Also, boasts a covered wrap around porch and spacious shared brick patio. Well established location for over 20 years. Owner operated.

Location: Prime retail space in historic downtown Durango, in the heart of the community. Home to over 200 boutique hotels, award-winning restaurants, relaxing cafes, laid-back brewpubs, fabulous art galleries & museums, friendly shops and more. Also, festivals throughout the year including the bluegrass Durango Meltdown Festival, the Cowboy Gathering, the Summer Jazz Festival, the Beer & Music Extravaganza, Oktoberfest, the Durango Arts Festival and many more. A local gem. A great place to eat, stay and play!

Perfectly situated on its main street adjacent to Pedal The Peaks Bike Shop and Michel’s Corner Crepes. Along with Earthbound Trading Co, Eso Terra Ciderworks, Four Leaves Winery, Nini’s Taqueria, Overland Sheepskin Co, Ruby Lingerie Boutique, San Juan Symphony and more.

Across from The General Palmer Hotel, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Sizzling Siam. Also, Diamond Belle Saloon, Jean Pierre’s French Bakery & Wine Bar, Halfway to Heaven, La Plata on Main, Lone Spur Café, Mahogany Grille, Mi Ranchito, Out of the Blue, Halfway to Heaven, Mahogany Grille, The Office Spiritaorium, Toast Records & Bakes and the Strater Hotel.

As well as 636 Main Ave, Balcony Bar & Grill, Dreams of Tibet, Dryside Supply Co, Father’s Daughters Pizza, Good Karma, Karyn Gabaldon, Orio’s Roadhouse, The Lively Daikon and The San Juan Angler.

Plus, 2nd Deli & Spirits, Ore House, East by Southwest, Mama Silvia’s Italian Kitchen, The Bookcase & Barber, The Roost and more.

Other surrounding attractions include Animas River Trail, Animas Brewing Company, Fort Lewis College and Purgatory Resort.

Year Established: 2004.

Lease Information: Leased space - cheap $2,601/mth gross. Current lease expires in May 2025 with two 5-year options.

Square Feet: 1,133.

Seating: 2 Inside & 12 Outside.

Days/Hrs of Operation: Su-Th 11a-9p & Fr-Sa 11a-10p.

Owners Role: Owner operated.

# Of Employees: 1 Full-Time & 6-15 Part-Time (Seasonal).

Training: 80 hours at an approved training store, plus 5 days online corporate training.

Proj Gross Sales (2024): $445,000.

Net Operating Income: $84,874.

Value of FF&E: Included In Asking Price (Valued at $50,000).

Value of Inventory: $6,000-$10,000 (Not Included In Asking Price).

Seller Financing Available: No.

Reasons for Selling: Personal health.

Competition/Market: Ice cream is America's favorite dessert. And Cold Stone is the ultimate ice cream experience, beloved by millions of customers. Enjoys incredible household name recognition & loyalty. A truly remarkable brand w/proven staying power!

Ranked #1 in Category. Ranked in the Top 50 Beloved Brands, “Consumer Pick” & “1st Place for Craveability”-Nation's Restaurant News. Ranked in the Top 200 Countries Best Franchises-Franchise Times. Ranked in the Top 100 Global Franchises In The World-Franchise Direct. Ranked in the Top 50-Entrepreneur Franchise 500.

Growth & Expansion: 1st store opened in 1988, began franchising in 1994. After 30 yrs, this iconic brand continues to thrive & grow. Currently operating more than 1,000 locations in the US & hundreds internationally.

And Cold Stone continues to expand co-branded partnerships & create new flavors to increase sales. Is also committed to innovation, offering special themed products to celebrate each season, holiday & big blockbuster movie. Also has the highest avg unit sales volume of any ice cream concept. Plus, it's easy-to-run using only state-of-the-art equipment.

Feel free to stop by the location as a customer first. This is a HIGHLY confidential listing, please DO NOT talk to any of the owners, employees or patrons. If interested, contact EatZ for more information. Showings by appointment only outside of business hours.

Listed By Tami Hillier at EatZ & Associates


At A Glance
Founded: 1988
Locations: 1258
Initial Investment: 310K - 581K
Headquarters: Scottsdale, AR
Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery® is one of the most talked about ice cream companies in the world today. And that’s just the way we like it! Renowned for offering super-premium ice cream for more than 25 years, people everywhere recognize the quality associated with our brand and are more likely to be repeat customers because of it.

How good is our ice cream? Well, let's just say that on a scale of 1 to 10, we're somewhere around an 11.5. Our super-premium ice cream and waffle cones are made fresh daily right inside each store. Fresh-baked brownies, brand-name mix-ins, fruits and nuts are blended together on our frozen granite stone. From unique ice cream CreationsTM, cakes and shakes to ice cream cupcakes and cookie sandwiches, nobody serves up the ultimate indulgence like Cold Stone Creamery.

But we’re about more than just serving amazing ice cream. We like to think we’re really in the business Cold Stone Creamy Image - Franchise Resalesof making people happy

It's all about what we call the 10-Minute Vacation® - that 10-minute getaway people deserve from the world outside our doors. When they head inside any Cold Stone Creamery, that's what they'll get. From our enthusiastic, singing crew members, to the shared laughter of a family enjoying a treat together, if it’s making our customers, their friends or their loved ones happy, then we’re doing our jobs right!

Our franchise ownership experience

When you join Cold Stone you'll never be alone, because we'll be with you every step of the way. Our dedicated Cold Stone team will assist you with important steps such as keeping the cost of entry and operating costs as low as possible.


598 Main Ave
Durango , Colorado 81301
United States
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