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Unopposed Village Stores

Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
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Leasehold Price: £35,000
Unopposed Village Stores With Very low rent

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Tenure: Leasehold

The best convenience store is located within a large residential area of Barlaston, Staffordshire. Listed on Gumtree if you need more info.

The business is prominently situated in a small village There is a bus stop immediately to the front of the shop with free on street parking outside.

There has been a newsagent on this site since the 1960's, with the current owners successfully running since 2012 This is a reluctant sale due only to the owners moving down south.

The store is a busy one with many regular customers many of whom are on first name basis with the owners. The store sells newspapers and magazines, tobacco products, wines, beers and spirits and general groceries.

In addition, the store generates Paypoint terminal (£1000 per week approx) and a news bill of approximately £180 per week.

Scope to improve
• Advertising and marketing campaign
• Maximise use of social media
• Introduce newspaper rounds, lots of older people in this area who would benefit.
• Introduce a website
• Offer a delivery service
• Consider introducing a loyalty scheme/card to reward customer loyalty.

Mid parade unit with good signage and briefly comprising: -

A generously sized and well-presented shop, double glazed doors and windows to front creating a light airy interior, tiled floor, suspended ceiling with concealed lighting, CCTV system.

Long open dairy chiller,
double stacked glass fronted ice cream freezer,
Perimeter shelving with three central shelving gondolas,
Greeting card racking with drawers beneath,
Open drinks chiller,
Counter with confectionery display below,
Till and wrapping area with cigarette gantry behind,
Perspex newspaper display and magazine racking.

To the rear of the shop are a number of large stockrooms with fluorescent lighting, perimeter shelving and floor storage space. There are also two walking stores which offer useful additional storage space. Kitchen with stainless steel sink and drainer and cupboard beneath.

To the rear of the premises is a yard with parking for a number of cars and a rear door to the shop which is ideal for deliveries and saves stock being carried through the shop.

We are advised leasehold
Original lease 6 years
The rent is £5200 inclusive of service charges.

The landlord is the local council meaning the lease is fully transferable and reasonably priced. There are no business rates currently payable.

The business opens: -
Monday to Saturday 8am-7.30pm
Sunday 9.30am-4pm

The business is owner managed by the current owner with the help of his wife.

The business currently generates a turnover of approximately £208,000 per annum.

Reasons to buy
• PRICED TO SELL, this business valued at £52,000- £55,000 plus stock. It has been marketed at a lower price to facilitate a quick sale
• Perfectly situated with an enviable reputation for service and many regular customers along with passing trade.
• Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business
• Real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, current owner been running at a pace to suit
• Immaculately presented and maintained making this a real turnkey business.
• First to see will buy!
Listing Details
Location: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Sector: Convenience Stores
Key Features
  • Established Business
  • New Lease
  • Accounts Available
  • Central Position in Affluent Village
  • Close to Local Amenities
  • Price Reduced
  • Unique Business
  • With Car Park
  • Retirement Sale
  • Fully Fitted
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