Johnson VT

VT Country Store with branded Sunoco gas on 1.1+/- acres

Included in Sale

  • Deli case
  • All Deli equipment
    [Slicer, Fryer, Pizza oven, Commercial grade toaster, warmer, mini-fridge]
  • All kitchen preparation equipment and supplies (dishes, etc)
  • Commercial upright display freezer
  • Ice Cream freezers (top-open)
  • Cappuccino machine and Coffee machines
  • All retail store shelving
  • All backroom and beverage cooler shelving
  • All equipment in bottle redemption room
  • High end 16 camera security system, installed 2018, high resolution/night vision
  • Inventory is not included

Property Updates

  • New siding 2017
  • Parking Lot paved June 2016
  • Parking lot sealed  in 2018 and 2021
  • Porch painted and updated in 2019
  • Stainless steel countertops added to deli June 2019
  • Daikon split heat pump installed Sept 2020

Key Property Features







Compliance and System Testing
  • Double-walled, fiberglass, in ground fuel tanks updated in 2013
  • 3yr Hydro testing done in 2020; Zero infractions. Passed the first time
  • 3yr UST testing done in 2021;  Zero infractions.
  • Deli yearly state inspections have scored 90 or higher for the last 11 years.
  • inspection; passing with zero infractions.
  • Property (building and land) are not subject to Act 250
  • Johnson has no zoning
General Retail Information
  • 2020 Revenue +/- : 29% Gas, 16% groceries, 34% tobacco products 5% soda, 15% Beer
  • Classified as an Essential  Business during COVID19 and didn’t close
  • Approximately 75% of customers are local in this rural setting.
  • Current fuel lease includes maintaining all dispensers, POS equipment, canopy and signage.
  • Gasoline - sell 6200 gallons per week on average, year round
  • Gas contract ends 2023.
  • Sunoco /Price Chopper grocery points program increases local gas purchases
Potential Additional Revenue streams
  • Lottery ticket sales
  • Bottle returns
  • EBT food stamps
  • Storage rentals
  • Reopen daily deli service
  • Tourism gift sales
About Johnson
  • AADT at 2642 in 2020 and 2749 in 2019 at adjacent intersection of Rte 100 and 100C (VT closed borders summer of 2020 due to COVID).*
  • Small, active village community of 1452, per 2019 census.
  • Home to Northern VT University, part of the VT State College system
  • Property situated at intersection for Northern and Eastern recreation routes
  • Property on border to Hyde Park VT, in rural area North of town center
About Vermont
  • VT ranks #3 best state for low crime/corrections, #2 in Opportunity/Equality, #1 in Infrastructure/ Transportation**
  • Vermont has the highest fall foliage “leaf peeping” traveler counts of all states.
  • Property’s Northern VT location is a trifecta location between ski areas of Stowe, Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak.
  • VT has a robust, year-round local, state and regional recreation infrastructure that supports walking, hiking, biking, snowshoeing, XC, downhill skiing, mountain biking and road races, rock-climbing, mountaineering, regional off-road vehicle trails (VASA) and snowmobile trails (VAST), and traditional canoeing, kayaking, boating and fishing on our many spring-fed rivers, ponds and lakes. There are multiple RV campgrounds in the area, in addition to many state parks with day-trip and overnight options.
  • According to the VT Dept of Tourism, VT enjoys 13 million visitors a year, with summertime being the busiest season. “Famous around the world for our beautiful fall foliage colors, visitors love to flock to Vermont’s byways to enjoy the spectacular change of seasons every year.”

What our guests say:

We were very pleased with our experience with Don. He was very mindful of our family situation and worked hard to find a great home for us-even when he was on vacation! He provided us wise advice and guidance during the negotiation process and did all in his power to make it smooth. Thank you so  much, Don!


Don was very professional, prompt, attentive to what I was looking for and courteous. I would recommend him. He asked pertinent questions and responded clearly and quickly.


161 Rt 15 West, PO Box 394
Johnson, VT 05656

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Blue Spruce realty - don footeDon grew up in Vermont, loving the outdoors. After college, he had an illustrious career as a professional ski instructor at Smugglers Notch Resort where he enjoyed sharing his love of the mountains and the sport with kids and adults. The off-season led to Don shifting roles to a year-round position in permitting and planning for the resort. This provided him a foundation of knowledge and experience in these areas that has extended into Don’s current career in Real Estate.

Don lives in Jericho with his wife, Lindsay and two teenage daughters. Life revolves around the kids many activities (ski racing, soccer and dance), family outdoor pursuits (snowsports and anything on, in and under the water) and ever an embrace of the mountain lifestyle. Don’s personal interests include: building and paddling wooden kayaks, live music, backcountry touring, maple sugaring and collecting interesting/shiny rocks.

Don has served on a number of municipal boards in area communities and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Smugglers Notch Ski and Board Club and the Jericho Community Development Corporation.

Real Estate appeals to Don’s interest in helping people move forward in their lives, be it a real estate transaction involving investment/commercial, residential, or land. “Getting you from where you are to where you want to be” is his mantra and describes what gives him fulfillment from his service to you.

Tami has lived in Vermont her entire life and loves it. For a major part of her life, Tami’s focus has been raising five beautiful daughters. As her children grew, she enjoyed the opportunity of working in education, tutoring literature and directing a Shakespearean Theater Company for teens that raised money for charity.

After seeking a home in the country, her transition from Essex to the small town of Bakersfield included raising Nubian goats, chickens and horses, making cheese and kefir, and selling dozens of eggs.

Gary Foote - Blue Spruce RealtyGary grew up on the West Farm in Jeffersonville.

Gary bought his first piece of land at 18. With a friend, he bought 80 acres that included a gravel pit for $300. The taxes on that 80 acres was $10 a year. Soon, they sold the town gravel for $12 a year, each making $1. They also planted Christmas trees for sale.

He joined the Army out of high school. While he was away, he had a friend take care of his sole Holstein cow. In exchange for keeping it, the friend could keep it until its second lactation, at which time Gary would get it back to keep or sell.

When Gary got out of the Army, he worked for Lake Buick; first in the body shop, then soon on the sales floor.

One day reading the Burlington Free Press, Gary responded to an ad for 190 acres in Westford for sale, with owner financing. He walked it with a hand-drawn map from the Seller's agent. Gary asked if the owner would take a cow as a down payment. The owner went to see the cow, and agreed to the cow, and $200. It was a deal. Gary soon planted many Christmas trees on it. Later, he added 50 more acres to it, for $200.

When visiting friends from Lake Buick in Fairfax one day, he saw a pretty, new teacher in town and decided she needed to upgrade her aging VW Bug, for a recent trade-in on the dealer lot.  That happened. Later, Gary Jr., Amber and Donald happened, and we are ever grateful. He then had a partner for planting Christmas trees, too. They later built a house on it.

Gary started his official real estate career in 1976, selling both properties and insurance. He has been selling properties in the area he grew up for forty two years. His favorite color remains blue.

Maryann recicaMary Ann Recica has been with Blue Spruce Realty, Inc. for over 5 years. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Moravian College in Bethlehem, PA and her Juris Doctorate degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law in North Haven, CT.

Mary Ann and her husband Matt live in Bakersfield in a classic Vermont brick home built in 1810 with their three lacrosse, soccer, and hockey-loving kids- Silas, Asa, and Marianna.

Mary Ann loves the music of the Grateful Dead, going to the beach, boating and her chihuahua-mix rescue dog, Thor.  She is also the proud mother of two fish, a guinea pig, a gerbil, three chickens and a squirrel.  Her real estate strengths include tenacity, patience and a strong desire to listen to people and help them reach their goals.

Amber Foote - Blue Spruce RealtyAmber Foote joined Blue Spruce Realty this June, after a 10 year career as a civil rights advocate helping families in Pennsylvania obtain special education services for their children. Prior to that she worked in design and marketing for area non profits and small business clients.

She grew up in a real estate household in Richmond, where her father gave she and her siblings college cash if they took a full accurate message that lead to a closing. After graduating from Mount Mansfield Union High School, Amber earned a fine arts degree at Syracuse University, while doing event marketing for fun.

After graduation, she worked in NYC for a few years in public relations and marketing for Doubleday Publishing. She and her husband Bryan have two dogs- a Bichon/Shitzu; Buddy and a Golden; Keisha, and live in Bakersfield. Two children attend college; at Penn State and Kutztown University. Her daughter lives in NYC and an older son Rob moved to seek his fortune in Indiana.

For fun Amber makes jam, hikes, kayaks and takes photos of birds to paint, so her real estate funded fine arts degree does not get too dusty. Her favorite color is blue, and she readily admits to being a tech and gadget nerd, but has refrained from buying an InstaPot, so far.