This concern is located within a bustling village in West Sussex and is located on the main High Street and benefits from having dedicated parking spaces. This business is extremely well presented and has been established for 10 years. During this time the business has developed a loyal customer base and has developed an excellent reputation for offering high quality fruit and vegetables as well as a wealth of other organic produce. The grocers has received rave reviews on Google Reviews and Facebook from many of their customers. The business is very well supported among the local residents, but also from further afield with customers travelling from nearby villages and towns to use the business. The business now only comes to the market due to the vendors wish to focus on other business opportunities.
THE PREMISES: The impressive corner shop comes to the market in excellent condition and is well fitted to the trade, including custom built shelving and display unit. The vendors confirm that all types of trade fixtures and fittings belong to them. Part of the shop is used to display the fresh fruit and vegetables, with the other half equipped with chiller units which contain milk, cheeses, herbs, drinks, etc and wooden shelving which contains an assortment of chutneys, jams, etc. To the rear of the main shop area is a small utility area, which provides access to the basement which is currently used for an office and storage. The walk in chillers (which are serviced annually) are located outside of the property and can be accessed via a yard. The staff WC is also to the rear of the premises. In addition to this there is a forecourt to the front of the premises, which provides parking for 4 cars. There is an alarm and CCTV secured throughout the premises.
TURNOVER: The vendor runs the business with 3 full time staff members and 2 part time members of staff. The current turnover is approximately £13,300 per week and currently trades from 8am-5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am-1:30pm on Sundays. During Christmas they also offer Christmas trees and wreaths for sale which are very popular with customers. There would be substantial opportunity to grow the business further by introducing a deli counter and expanding the current diary, chutneys and cake offerings.
TENURE: The entire premises will be held on a new 12 year full repairing and insuring lease at a commencing rental of £22,500 per annum with upward only rent reviews every 4 years.
RATES: We have been verbally informed that the business receives the benefit of the Small Business Rate Relief and the amount payable at the present time is zero. Prospective occupiers should make their own enquiries to verify same.
GENERAL REMARKS: This outstanding business offers an excellent opportunity for someone looking to build on an already well-established and successful business. New secure lease,
excellent reputation and client base. Village location. Onsite parking. Early Inspections, Highly Recommended.
PRICE: We are instructed to quote for the lease, goodwill, equipment, trade fixtures and fittings £150,000 SAV
LEGAL FEES: Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs.
VIEWING: On no account should any approach be made to the Manager or the staff without a prior appointment through the vendor’s agents, Watkins Commercial, Telephone: 01273 709090.
- Fully Fitted
- Established Business
- Accounts Available
- Central Position in Affluent Village