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A rare and exciting opportunity to offer this successful, vibrant, on- trend boutique health bar/retail and cafe/juice bar premises, including planning consent for A3 extension, and ample potential for future investment and/or benefiting from a well established customer base. Offering niche but very much on-trend health and nutrition products and services, including our own branded product ranges. A truly fantastic opportunity to capitalise on an in-trend sector with very high footfall, and good will.
This sale is solely for the freehold, commercial property. The business is not included in this offer, although new owners could benefit from the substantial customer base and reputation built up, with a similar or related offer.
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Available as freehold and leasehold
This property is situated in a truly prime trading position in the North Laine area of the popular tourist East Sussex coastal city of Brighton and Hove. Just 5 minutes walk from Brighton train station, The North Laine area is truly unique and vibrant, enjoying over 400 independent shops, cafes and entertainment venues, and is an area that is always alive with shoppers, visitors and local residents. It is considered very sought-after in terms of retail and catering establishments with massive inward investment, offering numerous opportunities. Freehold commercial properties are very rare indeed and this one is in immaculate condition, having been maintained to an extremely high standard, by The Guarana Company over the last 20 years.
The premises consists of 4 floors, and benefits from the afternoon sun and a successful independent trading community.
GROUND FLOOR- main retail side of the business, with ample retail space, including a fully-equipped bar, and seating for 6 people inside and 8 people outside. Dimensions: 24' deep by 15' wide, excluding the rear yard.
FIRST FLOOR- recently refurbished seating area for 30 covers, and has been hired out for seminars and events for £150 per day. The WC is also located on this floor. This space is perfect for renovating into a one or two bedroom apartment.
SECOND FLOOR- accessed via a loft ladder from the first floor, this is a windowed and boarded loft space with storage. Currently used by the business for product manufacturing and storage.
BASEMENT- contains large office and storage space- with a backdoor leading to lobby and large rear yard. Includes gated access to mews entrance for bulk deliveries, avoiding disruption to main shop area. Several outbuildings are located here for extra storage etc.
The premises are well-secured, alarmed, with security grills and CCTV. Full brochure available by request .
Planning permission passed for a 2-storey extension to the rear, with A3 use. Permission approved in December 2018. Planning approval no. B/H/2018/00959
There is plenty of potential to expand the opportunities this property offers. Firstly the first floor can be converted to private accommodation, with own entrance- prime location for renting or sale.
Secondly, with the approved planning permission for 2-storey extension, housing kitchen facilities, there is potential to offer food, as well as drinks. Further developments could include offering alcohol, subject to licence, eg café/bar pre-club use, or private hire.
Due to the unique concept of the business, there is no relevant competition in the area. There will always be high demand in the health/nutrition sector, and business analysts support the notion of the huge potential in the health industry, combined with high quality products, and services, that deliver great customer experience and satisfaction. This site is ready to trade, with plenty of scope and potential to increase income and value with many options available, depending on in coming projects and plans. Currently, there is massive investments taking place in Brighton, eg construction and infrastructure, leisure, education, tech, and tourism, and associated developments which open up huge opportunities, within easy access to central London, just one hour by train. This premises is also ideal for any other type of retail offer given its excellent location.
Semi-retirement,and family commitments, as nearing retirement age.
Monday - Saturday 9.00-6.00
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