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Airstream Guy building for sale

Staff writer

Mark Evans hoped his son would take over Airstream Guy some day.

Instead, Derek is opening his own restoration shop in Manhattan, and Evans will not have much use for the 80-by-120 foot workshop at 1003 Batt St.

So he is putting the building up for sale at an asking price of $150,000.

The move is meant to scale back but not shut down the business.

“I only need a building that is big enough to fit one Airstream,” he said, adding that his nephew will be his only employee. “Now I can fit seven inside the building. It’s a luxury I can’t afford.”

The sale will allow him to pay off the building and operate with lower overhead and taxes.

Evans bought the land for $72,500 through a five-year lease purchase agreement with the City of Marion in 2012.

The city council voted to extend the lease in 2017 when Evans couldn’t make a $54,000 payment.

Marion is his first choice for a new workshop, but he also would be happy in Hillsboro, he said.

Last modified June 4, 2020