Fayetteville's Old Post Office On the Market

Fayetteville's Old Post Office On the Market
The Old Post Office in Fayetteville. (Ryan Miller)

The Old Post Office building in the Fayetteville downtown square is for sale, and its star tenant is soon to be on the move.

Fayetteville OPO LLC, led by Jim Huson, has placed the 13,500-SF building on the market for a cool $3.18 million. Huson, who owns Doe’s Eat Place in Fayetteville, purchased the Old Post Office for $1.3 million in 2013.

The building, at 1 W. Center St., is listed with Steve Fineberg & Associates by Steve Fineberg and Ethan Tisdale.

The OPO’s main tenant is Hayseed Ventures, a company founded by John James that works to help entrepreneurs turn startups into successful businesses. James also founded Acumen Brands, the online retail company that was the OPO’s first tenant after Huson bought the place.

Acumen Brands opened a Country Outfitter, which sells Western wear, at the location, but two years later Acumen closed the store. James had by that time left Acumen Brands and started Hayseed Ventures, which was operating out of the OPO. When Country Outfitter left, Hayseed took over the entire building.

Hayseed Ventures works on site with its portfolio of companies, which include Menguin, Scrub Shopper and QuBowl. James said Huson has been a great landlord, and he already has a new place picked out for Hayseed Ventures, which he said he would announce later.

James said Huson alerted him that he was planning to sell the OPO, and James said Hayseed has been wanting to move for “quite some time.” Hayseed Ventures’ lease with the OPO expires this summer.

“It’s an incredible building, but Hayseed and its portfolio companies have outgrown the space in many ways,” James said in a text. “The companies we helped start in the OPO already have well over 100 employees. I hope our next location is just as fruitful.”