TRADITIONAL VILLAGE STORE AND DELICATESSEN in Northumberland for Sale.
An opportunity to acquire this superb village store and deli occupying a prominent location at the heart of this much sought after and iconic Northumberland village. Weekly Turnover £5,000. The business has been providing groceries to the surrounding area for over 120 years and until 23 years ago had been in the same family for three generations. They are the only independent grocer in the town with no other competition. Our clients are dedicated to providing a shopping experience based on quality products and locally produced items, although they always maintain an awareness of the marketplace and develop the stock according to their customers requirements. Local produce is the cornerstone of their business and with many local suppliers making up about 35% of stocked items with more coming online on a regular basis making this part of the business very exciting. This is appreciated by their customers, knowing they are getting extraordinary good products at a reasonable price and are supporting the local economy. The rest of the suppliers are a handful of quality wholesalers providing fine food, charcuterie, cheese, dairy, frozen, dietary and ethical produce. Until the COVID-19 lockdown, there was also a small tea room offering fresh teas and coffees, snacks and bespoke lunch platters from the deli counter. There is tremendous potential to bring this back into use and boost the already superb turnover. There is plenty of extra scope to extend the business with online sales and hampers, increase the hours and to open on Sundays and Bank Holidays.
Positioned in a prime high street location in busy rural small market town. This traditional independent grocery business has had major refurbishment including the restoration of original wood panelling in the main retail area, bespoke wooden shelving has been added and retail space has been increased by 60% including a well-stocked deli area, small tea room, store room and delivery area. There are two deli counters, a three door upright freezer, large dairy cabinet, a drinks cabinet and a good sized cold room. The shop is south facing so is very bright and benefits from air conditioning in the two main sales areas. Store room, separate office and WC.
Stock £10,000 to £15,000.
EPC Band D.