The Joe Huber Family is selling live onsite their long-established Starlight Farm and Restaurant at auction. The diverse 156-acre tract of land will be offered in 20 lots and will include the Joe Huber Family Farm Restaurant with two banquet halls and farm market, the homeplace of Bonnie & the late Joe Huber and 18 tillable and wooded lots. This is a rare buying opportunity for entrepreneurs, investors, farmers or individuals to purchase one of Clark County’s premier properties.
Saturday, November 17th
10:00 AM (EST)
Joe Huber’s Barn #1
2421 Engle Road, Borden, IN
RESTAURANT & BARNS
A truly remarkable business opportunity that includes the family restaurant, two banquet hall buildings, farm market gift shop, two pavilions, 264 parking spots, and large machinery shed on 31 beautiful acres with two lakes. Selling with the Intangible Goodwill of the Business – fully equipped with use of the Joe Huber Family name, website access, liquor license, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
- Restaurant – 9,310 Square Feet
- Barnyard Bash I – 8,570 Square Feet
- Barnyard Bash II – 6,600 Square Feet
- Farm Market Gift Shop – 8,357 Square Feet
- Machinery Shed – 5,000 Square Feet
- 264 Paved Parking Spots
- Children’s Play Area
- Sand Volleyball and Basketball Courts
- 31 Acres – Two Lakes – Feeding Docks
- Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment
- Liquor License
- Intangible Goodwill of the Business
A unique business opportunity to acquire an established hospitality venue with unlimited potential – perfect for those seeking to start a new venture or carry on the legacy and build upon a tradition.
Joe Huber Restaurant
The Joe Huber Restaurant is a wood pole structure on a concrete slab foundation built in 1983 with 9,310 square feet. This building has been updated continuously for the past 35 years and features a large dining room with views, bar area with TV, ADA accessible men and women restrooms, separate office entry, and a carry out “Joe’s To Go” service window off the kitchen area. Other entertaining areas include the 1,308 square foot concrete patio, 1,336 square foot wood deck and a 1,380 square foot detached covered pavilion. The dining room seats approximately 375 and 100 more can be seated in the patio and pavilion areas. The kitchen includes a large selection of industrial appliances, prep area, large walk-in freezer and cooler, dishware, flatware and much more. Attached to the west side of the building is an enclosed storage area that features two storage buildings – one of which includes a large walk-in freezer to be used during peak business months. The building is heated and cooled with propane forced air furnaces and central air conditioning units.
HIGHLIGHTED BUSINESS ASSETS
- Use of Joe Huber Family name
- Access and use of JoeHubers.com
- All original restaurant recipes
- Liquor license
- Selection of decorative country antiques
Farm Market & Gift Shop
The Farm Market and Gift Shop is a wood pole structure on a concrete slab foundation built in 1968 and is located at the main entrance to the farm and welcomes visitors to an old fashion roadside farm market. This 8357 square foot building consists of three distinct sections – the Farm Market Gift Shoppe, Soda Pop Shoppe, and an unfinished storage area. The Farm Market Gift Shoppe is equipped for business complete with store counters, displays, refrigeration counter and drink coolers plus a collection of decorative country store antiques. The Soda Pop Shoppe features a ceramic tile retro-style bar with thirteen built-in barstools , soda fountain tables & chairs, ice cream freezers and a reproduction jukebox. The rear storage area includes a partial storage mezzanine, refrigerated produce coolers, 10’ sliding door and two 8’ x 10’ overhead doors – one at dock height and one with concrete ramp. The building is heated and cooled with propane forced air and central air conditioning units.
Barnyard Bash I & II
Two recently updated event halls overlooking the farm – perfect for wedding receptions, corporate retreats, reunions, fundraising galas and much more!
BARNYARD BASH I
Barnyard Bash I, also known as “Joe Huber’s Country Picnic,” is a wood pole structure on a poured concrete slab foundation built in 1990 with 8,570 square feet with a capacity of 450 guests. This recently renovated open hall space includes a kitchen, bar, small office, two 10’ x 16’ overhead doors, ADA accessible restrooms, folding tables, and chairs. The building is heated and cooled by propane gas forced air furnaces and central air conditioning units.
BARNYARD BASH II
Barnyard Bash II is aluminum over wood frame structure on a poured concrete slab foundation built in 1994 with 6,600 square feet with a capacity of 250 guests. It includes a kitchen, bar, small office, two 10’ x 16’ overhead doors, ADA accessible restrooms, folding tables, and chairs. The building is heated and cooled by propane gas forced air furnaces and central air conditioning units.
HOSPITALITY EQUIPMENT INCLUDED
- Large selection of industrial kitchen equipment including steamers, dishwasher, deep fryers, ice makers, prep tables and much more
- Large selection of folding tables and chairs for event halls
- Large selection of cast aluminum table and chairs for outdoor seating
- Several picnic tables
- Coin bird and fish food dispensers
- Playground equipment
The machinery shed is a wood pole structure on a poured concrete slab foundation built in 1988 with 5,000 square feet, two 10’ sliding doors and a clear ceiling height of approximately 16’. This building is unfinished and used primarily for storage of machinery and other business related materials.
In addition to the restaurant, farm market, event halls, and machinery shed, there are several other assorted structures and improvements.
- Two playground areas – one by the restaurant and a larger fenced in area, known as “Joe Huber’s Barnyard”
- 32’ x 25’ pavilion along the lake near the Farm Market
- 30’ x 20’ pavilion along the lake near the Restaurant
- Concrete basketball court and a sand volleyball court near Barnyard Bash 1
Terms & Conditions
BIDDING ON SITE WITH REGISTRATION REQUIRED
Bidding in this auction is being conducted live onsite. Proper and complete registration is required for all bidders. By registering, all bidders acknowledge having read and agree to be bound by the Auction Terms and Conditions.
A buyer’s premium of ten percent (10%) of the high bid shall be added to the hammer bid price and included in the total purchase price to be paid by the successful bidder(s).
Financing is not a contingency of sale in this offering.
The successful bidder(s) shall execute a purchase agreement immediately following the close of the bidding.
DOWN PAYMENT (DEPOSIT)
The successful bidder(s) shall be required to make a 10% non-refundable down payment in the form of personal or business check immediately following the close of bidding.
SUBJECT TO SELLER’S RESERVE
All final bids are subject to seller’s reserve. In instances where the seller’s reserve was not met in the auction, the signed contract and accompanying deposit will be presented to the seller for approval, which shall be given or denied in the seller’s sole discretion within 5 business days. If approval is denied, all documents and the deposit will be returned immediately.
CLOSING AND POSSESSION
The winning bidder shall close within 40 days of the auction date. Possession to be no sooner than December 31, 2018.
EVIDENCE OF TITLE
Seller shall execute a clear deed conveying the real estate to the buyer(s). Cost of title evidence, as desired by the buyer, to be a buyer’s expense. Owner’s title insurance is always strongly recommended, and that without said insurance, buyer may have no future objections to tile, or potential losses. Buyer is accepting title subject to all covenants, restrictions and easements.
REAL ESTATE TAXES & ASSESSMENTS
Buyer to assume 2019 Real Estate Taxes due 2020. All taxes are computed and based on current annual tax bill. Buyer may apply for current-year exemptions/credits if applicable, at or after closing.
The Harritt Group and its representatives are exclusive agents of the seller.
A commission will be paid to any properly licensed Indiana Broker who registers a successful buyer according to the appropriate Broker Participation Agreement and requirements.
DISCLAIMER AND ABSENCE OF WARRANTY
All bidders are responsible for conducting their own inspections and due diligence concerning the property. The property is being offered on an “AS IS”, ‘WHERE IS” basis and no warranty or representations, expressed or implied, is made by the seller or the auction company. All inspections are welcomed prior to auction. All information contained in the advertising and all related materials are subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the purchase agreement. This property is available for and subject to sale prior to auction.
Pre-auction offers must meet all auction terms and be submitted to the Auctioneer on the Real Estate Purchase Agreement along with the required deposit. Properly submitted offers will be presented to the seller, who may accept or reject such offer in their sole and absolute discretion.
- Harrison County REMC
- Borden Tri-County Water
- Shelby County LP Gas (Rented Tanks – Buyer to Purchase Unused Propane)
- Lagoon Septic System (Monthly Maintenance & Compliance Testing)
FROM HIGHWAY 150 North 3.4 mile on Navilleton Road to right on Chapel Hill Road. 4/10 mile to left on Louis Smith Road. Continue 2 miles to right on St. John’s Road. 1 mile to right on Engle Road. 2/10 mile to auction on right.
FROM IN-60 South 2.6 miles on Dow Knob Road. Continue onto Engle Road .2 mile to Joe Huber Restaurant on right.