WAUCONDA – A search for “town for sale” on e-bay will find it. The town of Wauconda is now officially for sale.
Daphne Fletcher, the town owner for the last years, is selling for $1,125,000, but is willing to lower the price to $995,000 if she retains ownership of the distribution company Grandma’s Candy Store.
“To begin with, I had the distribution company out of Oroville and my house sold in Chesaw. One of my customers was the Wauconda store. They wanted to retire and said I’d be perfect for the store,” Fletcher said. “I got my brother and a friend to help buy the property. They were city people, though, so they wanted to go back to the city. It’s too overwhelming for one person.”
Fletcher said she’s looking for a family to buy the store because she thinks it would be perfect for one family to own it.
“It takes a big family. I think it would be perfect for a family because the adults would be able to stay home and the kids would have plenty to do to keep busy,” Fletcher said. “I’m looking for the right family and would be willing to negotiate if we found the right family.”
The buyer will be getting the general store/gas station, the house with four acres and a barn, Fletcher said. She added that the buyer would be collecting the lease from the restaurant, the post office and the gift shop.
“If they also want, they will be getting the distributing company,” she said. “I would like to keep the distributing company and would lower the price to $995,000.”
Fletcher said owning Wauconda’s commercial district, which is located on Highway 20 between Republic and Tonasket, has helped her learn so much.
“I’ve learned my limitations and what my gifts are. I think the most I’ve learned is to keep moving forward,” she said. “It’s easy to get down on yourself for your mistakes, but I’ve learned you just need to keep moving forward. It had always been a dream of mine to live in a small community and I’ve found a great one here.”