Business Overview

Weekly newspaper for sale in fast growing St. Charles county Missouri. Publication services all of St. Charles county as well as portions of Lincoln and Warren counties. Also serves a large portion of north Saint Louis county. The company offers four publications, each covering a unique market segment in the area. The company’s primary publication was first released in 1921. Owner is willing to accept a reduced price in exchange for an employment agreement. For additional information, please contact listing agent Bruce Thompson at 314-614-6930.


  • Asking Price: $235,000
  • Cash Flow: $85,832
  • Gross Revenue: $310,000
  • FF&E: $26,273
  • Inventory: N/A
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: 1918

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:1,200
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:17
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
About The Facility:

This is a leased location of 1,200 square feet with a Total Rent of $1,000. Lease ends 07/2022. Seller is active in the business with 11 FT employees, 2 PT employees and 4 Independent Contractors. Hours of operation are 10 AM to 3 PM, Mon-Fri. $26,273 in FF&E included in Asking Price. 4,778 made in Leasehold Improvements.

Is Support & Training Included:

30 Days

Purpose For Selling:


Additional Info

The business was founded in 1918, making the business 104 years old.

The company has 17 employees and is located in a building with disclosed square footage of 1,200 sq ft.
The building is leased by the business for $1,000 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

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Existing Debts and Future Obligations

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Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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