The Campbell Club is up for sale again, several months after Owensboro resident and entrepreneur Adam Patterson purchased the property. Another property owned by Patterson — Shelby’s Wheel & Tire — was recently put on the market as well.
Patterson put hundreds of thousands of dollars into repairing and updating both properties before listing them.
“I spent about $100,000 on the Campbell Club, redoing the ceilings, fixing all the water leaks and getting all the equipment up to date,” Patterson said.
Originally, Patterson planned to put The Creme manager Ashley Vanover in charge of the Campbell Club as the owner and operator of a new restaurant at that location. Seven months later, however, Patterson switched gears and decided to sell the property instead.
Patterson, who also owns the Creme, said he’d become so busy balancing multiple projects that he didn’t have enough time to work on opening a new restaurant.
“There’s no way we could open this place and not do it right,” he said.
A couple of people have already approached him about buying the property, but Patterson said he’s holding out, for now, with the hope that someone is interested in leasing the building. If not, Patterson said, he may decide to sell.
Shelby’s Wheel & Tire, located at 1709 Breckenridge St., was purchased by Patterson from the family who started the local tire shop company 40 years ago.
Patterson purchased the property under Ohio Valley Motor Sales, removing the Shelby’s brand, but said he was hoping to keep the tire company running as it had before.
Friday was the company’s last day to take open appointments, requiring Shelby’s clients to schedule appointments ahead of time in the future.
Again, Patterson hopes to lease the property before deciding to sell, though he said a popular tire repair chain has expressed interest in purchasing the property.
“I’ve seen some pretty good interest,” Patterson said. “Some real estate people from Florida are wanting to check it out. But if somebody leases it before that, I’m saying yes.”
The Shelby’s property boasts 15,000 square feet of space and Patterson said he spent another $100,000 on repairs to the building, including a newly installed alignment rack, an additional bathroom and a new roof. Patterson also bought the lot behind the building for additional parking spaces.
Those interested in the property can contact Greater Owensboro Realtor Company’s Jim Estes, Patterson said.