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• Long established business
• Prime location close to town centre
• Busy parade of shops
• Large, well stocked premises
• Highly regarded pet supplies business
• Opening Hours Tue to Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm, Sat 9.30am to 5.00pm. Sun & Mon closed
Aspire (Business and Company Sales Specialist) is pleased to present for sale this substantial pet shop and accessories business, ideally located close to the town centre of St Helens, Merseyside. The business sits on a popular parade of shops close to traffic lights on a busy main road. The premises boast wide frontage and prominent signage, attracting much passing trade.
There is ample parking close by and access to the local bus stop just a few paces away.
St Helens in a vibrant town and the centre provides a full range of high street shops and businesses, including the local train station just a short walk away.
The town is accessed via a number of A-roads, is sits in the centre of the north west motorway network including the M6, M62, M57 and M58.
The business has been established for over 60 years, and in the careful hands of the current family for over 40 years. The current owner has continued to develop and enhance the business, creating a modern and comfortable pet store, fully stocked, and with local deliveries available. The owner is well respected in the area, ensuring a large customer base and much repeat trade.
The pet shop offers a wide variety of pet products and accessories for a range of animals including cats, dogs, rabbits and small rodents, birds and fish. All types of pet food are available, as well as bedding, toys, cages, dog leads and other items.
The business is supported by a professional website, linked to an on-line marketplace. This could be further enhanced with an integrated on-line ordering system and with the addition of social media to improve local marketing opportunities.
The ground floor sales area is set across three premises, boasting wide, prominent frontage with highly visible signage. The double entrance doors lead into a spacious sales area, which is has a good layout and is extremely well stocked. Briefly comprising:
Open plan retail sales area
Stock-appropriate shelving and racking to perimeter walls
Numerous product display stands
Wide sales counter with electronic cash register and card machine
Fish sales area with approximately 50 glass fish display tanks
Small birds and hamsters sales area
To the rear of the shop is a store room and kitchen.
There is an additional storage room to the first floor, accessed via an internal staircase.
Mon - closed
Tue to Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm
Sat 9.00am to 5.00pm
Sun - closed
The premises offer good potential to enhance the business. It would be possible to redesign the ground floor to incorporate a dog grooming salon service. Other options could be to introduce the sale of reptiles, snakes and spiders, perhaps with a handling area. Parts of the storage area could potentially be further utilised as small pet overnight and holiday boarding.
Leasehold business for sale: £65,000
Renewable lease – review every 3 years.
Annual lease rent - £15,000
Annual business rates - £6740
Annual turnover £160,000; GP 33%
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire an established pet shop and supplies business, in a fantastic trading location with an already large customer base and good future potential. Prompt, confidential discussions with Aspire are strongly recommended.
Aspire can also assist in sourcing any finance that may be required for the purchase of this business.
Ref: Aspire 1903
Aspire Business and Company Sales Specialist.
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