Springfield, MO

Pitbull Powersports buys former Surplus City

Posted online

Last edited 1:27 p.m., Nov. 16, 2017

Nearly five years after opening in Springfield, Pitbull Powersports plans to relocate to the former Surplus City property it purchased in September.

Owner Lynn Damouth is investing an undisclosed amount renovating the roughly 13,500-square-foot retail building and a warehouse with 5,000 square feet at 3114 W. Sunshine St.

Damouth is targeting a Jan. 2 move from 6,000 square feet at 1332 N. Glenstone Ave., where the retailer of recreational vehicles opened in March 2013 at a former Movie Gallery. The move to the shuttered Surplus City was first reported by KY3.

Damouth declined to disclose the purchase price from the Robert L. Appleby Trust. A report issued yesterday from commercial real estate tracker Xceligent listed the sale price at $1.3 million. Lee McLean III of SVN Rankin Co. represented the sellers, the Appleby family, who closed Surplus City last year after 54 years in operation.

“We got a good buy on the property, and the west side of Springfield is growing up. There’s no room on the other side,” Damouth said, noting the company leases its current store location. “The building that we’re in now is too tiny and the parking lot is too tiny.”

Renovation work is underway, including raising the ceiling height by 10 feet, redoing the parking lot and putting up new exterior frontage. Damouth plans to hire three to five new employees with the move.

Pitbull Powersports five weeks ago opened its second store in Bolivar, and the company also is planning an off-road park called The Rock at a quarry north of the city. At the park, customers will be able to test Pitbull Powersports merchandise, such as all-terrain vehicles. Between its two stores, Pitbull Powersports currently employs 20, Damouth said.


No comments on this story |
Please log in to add your comment
Editors' Pick

Open for Business: Social

CB Social House changed its name to Social; Tri-Lakes Community Theatre merged with The Branson Arts Council Inc.; and Springfield Community Gardens expanded into the kitchen at Cox North.

Most Read
What is the top priority among these road projects in the city’s capital improvements program?

View results

SBJ Live logo
Seek Wisdom from Many

“My whole life goal is to change the world, one connection at a time,” says Keisha Mabry. Mabry, who is an author, speaker, and social entrepreneur, says she had a “quarter-life crisis” and …

DNA Uncovers Best Version of You A simple swab of the inside of your cheek can lead to optimizing your nutrition and fitness program, personal medication profile, in addition to your ancestry. According to Austin O’Reilly, owner …
Booked - Go Back to the Basics “You’ve gotta go back to the basics,” says Larry Peterson, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Springfield Missouri. Peterson says he gains leadership advice from General Ulysses S. …
App-titude - Due - A Simple To Do List Are your having trouble keeping track of everything on your to-do list? Due is an iOS app that helps you keep track of all your errands. “It essentially does just one thing — it keeps a due date …
Three Tips to Build Employee Buy In “First and foremost if you have any kind of idea that you want to bring forward, it has to be data driven,” says Kelly Lee, Business Program Manager on the Infrastructure Team at Facebook. Lee …