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Leasehold Cat Café Located In Stratford Upon Avon

Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
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2463 / Rightbiz

Leasehold Cat Café Located In Stratford-Upon-Avon                                                Licenced                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ref 2463
This delightful cat Café is located in the highly desirable tourist town of Stratford Upon Avon. Positioned within a prominent and highly visible trading location. This thriving historic town is the birthplace of William Shakespeare, steeped in culture and history. Set in the beautiful rural Warwickshire countryside, on the banks of the river Avon, it is one of the most important tourist destinations in the UK, receiving over 4.9 million visitors per annum.  

Asking Price: £92,000 plus SAV (£1,000)

Business Description 
Veritas Business Sales are delighted to offer for sale ‘Shakespaw the Midlands first Cat Café’ located in central Stratford Upon Avon. This destination business has been trading for 18 months and unfortunately other pressing business ventures now force this reluctant sale.                                                                                                                Shakespaw has a huge global following due to time and energy building the brand along with marketing the business on multi social platforms. Shakespaw has featured on TV, Radio and in Magazines on numerous occasions and is popular with Food and Cat Bloggers. The concept is Vintage and features a collection of pedigree and moggies that are named after Shakespeare characters. An adoption scheme is in place with Cats being rehomed ensuring new interest for returning customers.                                                                                                                    The Cat Cafe concept is still in its infancy and the market is loyal and growing. Currently the business has an average weekly turnover of circa £4,000 trading 6 days with £1000 - £1500 per week through pre bookings via the online booking system. This business has huge scope to double the turnover through 7 day trading, opening in the evenings, increased merchandise offer, online shop, workshops and events. The business is currently run by a team of 2.5 full time staff with additional weekend team and volunteers. There is also scope to increase profitability with an owner operated model.                                                                                                                                                  Shakespaw currently specialise in Vintage High Teas and Cocktails. Operating over three floors, you have a ground floor café and preparation area and there is a second cafe area in a quirky vaulted cellar ideal for separate parties.  On the first floor is fully fitted commercial kitchen. The business operates under a valuable Animal Welfare Licence from Stratford district council and has an excellent reputation for food, service and animal welfare. This is a unique opportunity to purchase an established and well branded business. Early viewing is highly recommended as this business is not to be missed. 

Opening Hours
Monday – Sunday – 10.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday – closed
Original term: 10 years                                                                                                                                                               Remaining: 7 years                                                                                                                                                                    Rent: £21,500 pa                                                                                                                                                                    Reviewed: 5 yearly                                                                                                                                                                   Rates: zero

Ground Floor
Tea rooms comprising: bar area with serve over counter, Good Till iPad EPOS system, cake display, espresso coffee machine (Fracino), grinder, filter coffee machine, double door milk fridge, stainless steel hand wash basin, tables and chairs to cover (24), vintage China & teapots, tall cake display fridge, work top with under counter freezer (Fridgmaid), and 4 wall mounted shelves. 

First Floor 
Commercial kitchen comprising: 6 burner range & oven, large extraction unit, stainless steel double sink, stainless steel hand wash basin, dishwasher, salad bar with 2 door under counter fridge (Zanussi), 2 door under counter fridge (Gumko), upright stainless steel fridge, upright stainless steel freezer, commercial microwave (Panasonic), commercial microwave (Samsung), grill (Parry), dough mixer (Catermix),  hot food cupboard with pass (Caterlux), stainless steel work surfaces and 4 x wall mounted metal shelves, central heating boiler, washing machine & tumble dryer.
Tea rooms with tables and chairs to cover (14), 2 free standing lamps, condiments chest,  dehumidifier various pictures, 3 x wall mounted mirrors and 9 x wall mounted light fittings.                                                                                                                                                                                              Bottle storeroom with secure locker unit.                                                                                                                               Cat grooming room with sink & hand wash basin, litter trays & grooming stock.                                                       Unisex W/C with wash basin. 

Shared rear yard area
EPC rating C

Listing Details
Leasehold Price: £92,000
Tenure: Leasehold
Location: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
Sector: Tea Rooms, Tourist Attraction Businesses, Restaurants
Annual Turnover: Available upon request
Key Features
  • Close to Local Amenities
  • Adjacent to Multiple Retailers
  • Prime Location
  • Potential for Alternative Use
  • Accounts Available
  • Attractive Business
  • Unique Business
  • Fully Fitted
  • Town Centre location
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