The former Westridge Hells Angels motorcycle clubhouse in west Edmonton is on the market for under $300,000.
The 8116 159 St. bungalow in Elmwood is listed at $289,900, with three bedrooms, and a four-piece bathroom. The online listing for the 1,066-square-foot property features a large living room and dining area as well as a big backyard that is home to a “massive garage” that provides a place to host guests and “storage for all of your toys”.
Photos posted on the listing show a full bar next to a seating area with red walls as well as a room that holds a safe and a room with a chair in front of a monitor showing the view of a security camera. A photo of the laundry room shows a floor mat that reads “come back with a warrant” in front of the washing and drying machines.
A photo of a bedroom shows two beds placed side by side, slightly spaced apart.
John Roya, the realtor who is listed on the property, said he could not disclose any information regarding the property.
There is one other property listed online in Elmwood. A few blocks away, a 1,007 square-foot, four bed, one bath bungalow is listed slightly higher than the clubhouse at $353,900.
Home brings heat in 2014
The home made headlines several years ago when Edmonton police, Alberta Sheriffs and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT), made several raids across the city in April 2014. The home was part of those raids that involved 200 officers and support staff and resulted in six members of the club facing organized crime charges as well as drug and firearm offences.
Shortly after the raids, a series of seized items were put on display at the RCMP ‘K’ Division headquarters, including a large banner from the Hells Angels chapter clubhouse, 19 Hells Angels’ vests, a book of motorcycle club world rules, and rings, belt buckles and necklaces with the death head insignia.
A few months after the seizures, realtors of homes in the neighbourhood said having a biker gang next door wasn’t deterring potential buyers. A similar sized property in the area was listed $273,900 and was getting viewings. At the time, neighbours said no one lived in the clubhouse but there would be gatherings about once a week where motorcycles would line one side of the road. They said there was also the occasional party in the garage but the house was otherwise quiet.