Christopher C. Close

Close-Converse Commercial Properties

Phone: (218) 828-3334

Fax: 218-828-4330

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521 Charles Street,
Brainerd, Minnesota 56401 (View Map)

About the Company

Broker Biography

Christopher C. Close (218) 828-3334


A commercial sales associate with Close~Converse since 2002, Chris holds the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. CCIMs are recognized experts in commercial real estate brokerage, leasing, asset management, valuation, and investment analysis. Only 6 percent of commercial real estate professionals nationwide hold the CCIM designation. Chris graduated from the Carlson School of Management with majors in finance, entrepreneurial management, and marketing.

Services Provided

The process of selling or investing in businesses requires a great deal of financial analysis, including an overall understanding of a company's financial structure, knowledge of appropriate pricing strategies, and a complete research on various aspects of the business - marketing, management, products, services, and all other aspects of the business that make it successful. At Close-Converse, we are committed to providing these details to our clientele on each business we represent.

Whether you are interested in selling or investing in land, retail space, office space or industrial space, Close-Converse has vast expertise in the area of commercial real estate. Our extensive knowledge of the area and current market makes locating possible properties a breeze.

Whether you are interested in leasing retail space, office space or industrial space, Close-Converse has vast expertise in the area of commercial real estate. Some of these opportunities may also be for sale if you have an interest in owning your business property.

By understanding your needs and desires, we can present a multitude of development opportunities in the Brainerd Lakes Area. We not only know the territory, we know the path to getting the government approvals necessary for your particular use.

Purchasing land for development can be a difficult task. But with the Close-Converse team, it can be a breeze! Knowing the process for approvals and working with an extensive network of related professionals, we can help create superb avenues for land ownership and assist you in locating that perfect spot to gain the most exposure and accessibility for your needs.

Areas Served

Crow Wing, MN

Business For Sale Listings

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Brainerd Lakes Area Bar & Grill For Sale

Established Lakes Area business offers an excellent opportunity to own a popular bar & grill. Great location along a busy thoroughfare connecting the Lakes Area, drawing a significant number of local customers as well as many tourists traveling to or from their lake properties in the area. This is a fantastic opportunity to live in nature's paradise while owning a business. More info

Brainerd, MN 
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The Old Waterfall Bar/Restaurant For Sale on Hwy 371

The Old Waterfall is a prime commercial location on Hwy 371, just north of Brainerd International Raceway (BIR). This lakes area bar/restaurant has been entertaining and feeding the masses for decades with live bands, drinks and food. Facility consists of a large horseshoe bar with high-top and low-top bar/dining seating, plus a side room with a private bar, dance floor and stage, ideal for receptions and banquets. The property also contains a kitchen along with an outdoor smoking shelter, storage shed and a gorgeous courtyard with a rock waterfall feature. Numerous opportunities exist to revive this location with your business concept. Enjoy prime frontage, easy access and high traffic More info

Yankton, SD 
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Restaurant / Retail Bldg on US 81 in Yankton, SD

This former Bonanza Restaurant building is a prime commercial location on US81 in Yankton, SD. This restaurant is ideally outfitted to house a new restaurant concept or can be remodeled into a retail location. Tall ceilings through out provide a spacious atmosphere to suit your restaurant or retail needs. Enjoy prime frontage along the US 81/Broadway Avenue corridor, along with ample parking, easy access and high traffic counts. Numerous opportunities exist to revive this location with your business concept. More info

Cash Flow: $126,000 
Crow Wing Co., MN 
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Spotlite Cafe For Sale in North Central MN

PRICE REDUCED TO $349,000 FROM $399,000! With a long standing history in Garrison, purchasing Spotlite Cafe is a rare and exciting opportunity. Famous for their original pancake recipe, Spotlite draws in the crowds for their breakfast, served all day, as well as providing an extensive menu of lunch and dinner items. Garrison is considered the hot spot on Mille Lacs Lake for fishing, shopping, dining, and more - now its your turn to benefit from the locals and tourists alike. The business continues to thrive with steady increases in annual sales . More info

Pillager, MN 
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Coffee Shop / Restaurant / Retail Business for Sale in Pillager, MN

The Shante is a successful Coffee Shop/Restaurant located along Highway 210 in Pillager, MN. Using the vision “Experience The Unexpected At The Shante” it has been providing its customers with exceptional food and a fantastic atmosphere for the past 10 years. After a few years of planning, the Shante was opened in 2007 by Anna and her friend Suzy and became owned solely by Anna in 2012. Originally opening with a focus on coffee and gifts it has transformed into a local favorite for food and catering. Currently it is the #1 ranked restaurant in Pillager, MN and boasts great reviews on Google, Yelp and Facebook. The commitment to provide a quality product and experience for the customer More info

Merrifield, MN 
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Northwoods Inne Restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes Area

Prime opportunity for an owner/operator to purchase an established restaurant in the Brainerd Lakes Area. The Northwoods Inne is currently rated #1 on Trip Advisor for the Merrifield/Ossipee area. The restaurant boasts a casual "Northwoods" atmosphere which has contributed to its attraction as an excellent option for customers to enjoy quality food in a comfortable setting. With a long standing history and a favorable reputation, a new owner can easily revitalize this tasty stop for all of the locals and tourists alike, traveling the CR 3 corridor.Purchase Prices Includes Land, Building, and all Restaurant Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment. More info

Aitkin, MN 
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The Junction Gas Station/Convenience Store & Cave Liquors on Hwy 169

Located in the Brainerd Lakes Area, The Junction/Cave Liquors has established itself as a popular local convenience store offering customers a clean facility with a friendly staff providing fuel, a wide variety of convenience store products, bait and tackle, a liquor store and a full service deli. The Junction/Cave Liquors location provides excellent visibility and allows easy access. The deli is popular for its sandwiches, burgers, pizza and many other items. It has developed a great local following as well as being a premier stop for tourists, locals and those using the many nearby lakes. Purchasing The Junction/Cave Liquors is more than just buying a business, it's buying a lifestyle. The More info

Nisswa, MN 
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Totem Pole Retail Store & Apartments on Main Street Nisswa

With a 69+ year history, Totem Pole is one of the most popular retail destinations in the Brainerd Lakes Area. Located in downtown Nisswa on Main Street, the Totem Pole has been known for selling a variety of retails items including moccasins, knives, jewelry, souvenir t-shirts, toys and much more. Completely rebuilt in 2000, the building consists of approx. 5,973 sq. ft. of space which includes a three bedroom residence/home. There is also an approx. 1,500 sq. ft. basement/storage area which provides ample room to store products during the busy tourist season. This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of history in one of the most renowned retail locations in the Brainerd Lakes Area. More info

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