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• Impressive freehold, ground floor, lock-up premises.
• Prime corner site location within centre of village.
• Easily accessible to Tarleton and main A59 linking Preston to Southport.
• Business established over 30 years.
• Annual turnover £157,000.
• On busy parade, surrounded by numerous shops and other businesses.
• High footfall, much passing trade.
• Desirable residential area, numerous new housing estates being built in the vicinity including 270 to the rear.
• Currently sandwich bar / deli. Scope for takeaway and longer opening hours.
• Opens - Mon, Tues, Thurs from 7am to 5pm. Wed, Sat from 7am to 2.30pm, Fri from 7am to 4pm.Closed Sunday.
Aspire (Business and Company Sales Specialist) is pleased to offer for sale this long established Sandwich Bar Delicatessen, ideally located in Hesketh Bank, near Preston, Lancashire. The business is situated on a popular shopping parade on the busy main road running through the centre of the village. There are numerous shops and businesses close by, along with ample car parking in the vicinity and a zebra crossing adjacent allowing good ease of access. This prime corner trading location is next to a well-known high street supermarket, and benefits from high roadside visibility and good daily footfall.
A residential development in progress to the rear of the shopping parade, which will provide approximately 270 new houses, increasing the customer base.
The main road through Hesketh Bank leads from the A59 at Tarleton through to the Southport beach road. The village sits close to Preston and Southport, with both areas being easily accessible. The motorway network can be accessed via the M6, approximately 11 miles distant.
The sandwich shop business has been established on this site for over 30 years and in the careful hands of the current owner for the past 13 years. The owners have built up an enviable reputation in the area, ensuring much repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. The shop sells a range of deli-style sandwiches prepared fresh for each customer, along with a range of groceries and hot and cold drinks.
The shop is based within a ground floor lock up retail unit, benefiting from full height and width display windows with retractable canopy, side entrance door and prominent signage.
The premises briefly comprise:
Main entrance leading into open plan retail sales area
Shelving, racking and perimeter displays
Double drinks chiller cabinet
Full length, 3-section serve-over chiller display counter with electronic weighing scales
Chilled meats slicer
Electronic cash register
Tiled floor throughout
Rear prep room with shelving and racking
3 x microwaves
Various fridges and freezers
2 x kettles
WC with hand wash basin
Rear car parking space for owner
Wide pavement frontage suitable for displays
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday - 7.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday and Saturday - 7.00am to 2.30pm
Friday - 7.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday - closed
At the moment no external marketing is undertaken. The addition of a basic website providing location, contact details and showcasing the available fare would help to promote the business. A social media presence would also boost the business and could be useful to keep in touch with local residents and offer daily specials .
Freehold premises and business for sale - £135,000
Business rates - currently nil; 100% relief
Annual turnover - £157,000; GP 43%
There is good potential to enhance the current income. Initially there is some scope to extend the opening hours if desired. There are also opportunities to offer outside catering, and to provide a local delivery service to other businesses and, perhaps, local residents. With some minor modifications it would be possible to relaunch the premises as a hot food takeaway.
This is an excellent opportunity to acquire a thriving business with the bonus of freehold premises, providing security and offering great potential. Early, confidential discussions with Aspire must come strongly recommended.
Aspire can also assist in sourcing any finance that may be required for the purchase of this business.
Ref: Aspire 1845
Aspire Business and Company Sales Specialist.
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