Commercial Property for Sale: This property is located at 14405 Highway 278, Dou…: This property is located at 14405 Highway 278, Double Springs, AL 35553. It has been the home of Taylor Tire and Service Center for many ye…
If you’re looking to set up shop in western Alabama, this is a great location. It’s right on Hwy 278 and not too awful far from Corridor X (I-22) which will connect Memphis to Birmingham.
Double Springs is a quiet little town near the Sipsey River, and is the county seat of Winston County, which has the notoriety of having attempted to secede from the state of Alabama during the Civil War to form the Free State of Winston. Just out of town is the location of the amphitheater that used to run the play The Incident at Looney’s Tavern, that told the story from the Civil War. Unfortunately, hard times and a down economy caused the amphitheater to close a several years ago, but I’m sure its owners would entertain the idea of selling it to the right entrepreneur as well. Here’s a link to what its website used to look like about a decade ago when I maintained it. Some of the links may be broken, as is often the case with sites archived by the Way Back Machine. Double Springs is a nice, quiet town with good schools, great people, and an interesting history.
The buildings on the property have a long history that I don’t know all of. I’ve heard stories of how the main building used to be a roadside cafe when it was owned by Sam’s father Louie. I think that was in the Fifties and Sixties. As a tidbit of trivia, Louie Taylor was an Army cook during WWII. Sometime later, the business was converted to Taylor Oil, the precursor to Taylor Tire and Service center. Many of the older residents in town still refer to it as Taylor Oil. It was in 2000 that I became familiar with the business, when I started dating my wife, Jill. As I’m sure is the case of most geek son-in-laws, I became the tech support for the business. The main building houses the office, some storage space, and the shop, with a back bay high enough to change tires on trailer trucks. The great thing about the building is its versatility. You’d have to see it to appreciate it, but you really could reconfigure the building to suit several different purposes.
So, if you’d like more information, you can email [email protected], or call either 205.489.5293 or 205.272.0236.