Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular and busy delicatessen, with a bistro/restaurant in Darley Dale, near Matlock, Derbyshire.
The business was originally established in 2000 and has been in our clients ‘careful ownership since 2015. Only now is the business being offered to the market, reluctantly, due to our clients’ change of circumstances. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £221,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 65%.
Our client offers a wide range of fayre including delicatessen produce, take-away snacks, filled rolls and pastries, as well as a selection of hot and cold beverages. The restaurant serves a wide variety of hot meals and beverages. The property boasts 41 sq. metres of floor space, is very well maintained and decorated to a very high standard.
The business has built up an excellent reputation within the area and further afield, for the very high quality of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of footfall and passing trade.
We feel there is scope for a new owner to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours, perhaps by offering an evening restaurant/bistro trade. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the excellent service offered. We feel the business would benefit from the launch of a website to promote the business, which already has a popular Facebook page with 118 likes and extremely good reviews.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this popular business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
Darley Deli occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within Darley Dale, near the popular town of Matlock in Derbyshire. The business is situated within a small parade of shops and businesses on the busy Dale Road North, therefore benefiting from a high volume of footfall and passing trade. The property is surrounded by densely populated residential areas, from which the business derives much trade. The business further benefits from good car parking facilities to the back of the premises, as well as a lay by to the front for 2 x vehicles.
Darley Dale has a residential population of 6,000, according to the 2011 census, and is a commuter town for workers in Matlock. Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire and is situated on the south eastern edge of the Peak District. The town is a vibrant centre for shopping and tourism. The popular tourist resort of Matlock Bath is approximately 4 miles away, following the course of the river valley, which is renowned for its industrial heritage sites.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport service, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is 4 miles away in Matlock Bath. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located on the A6, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Bakewell is approximately 6 miles away and Chesterfield is 10 miles away.
Substantial ground floor premises, in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:
Front deli and seating area with:
8 x cover seating area.
Serve over display chiller unit (approx. 3.5 metres long).
Preparation serve over chiller unit (approx. 1.5 metres long).
Coffee machine (leased).
Electronic cash register.
Shelving and display units.
Tall drink chiller unit.
Ice cream chest freezer.
Rear seating area with 14 x covers.
Kitchen and preparation area with:
Galley style kitchen.
6 x burner cooker.
Under counter refrigerator.
2 x microwave ovens.
Dry store with additional work areas, 2 x chest freezers, 2 x tall refrigerators, commercial two bowl sink unit and drainer, under counter refrigerator and storage shelving.
Front seating area for 8 x covers.
Rear patio seating area with 11 x covers and outside WC.
Rear car park for up to 8 x vehicles.
We are advised Leasehold:
Original lease length: 6 years
Remaining lease length: 4½ years, as of September 2016
Rent: £8,424 per annum
The business is open:
Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am – 4.00pm
The business is owner run and managed with 1 x full time and 7 x part time staff members.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £221,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 65%.
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