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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Leasehold Price: £12,000 Price Reduced Turnover: £60,000 Gross Profit: £30,000
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular gift and home furnishings business, ideally located in Poynton, Greater Manchester.

The business specialises in the sale of unique household items such as lamps and ornaments, as well as garden furniture and associated items in the summer months. The business benefits from a pavement sales area and has an informal arrangement with a neighbouring business to use the front of their premises as this business does not open during the day.

As well as household furniture, a large part of the businesses income comes from the sale of gifts. The business currently operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £60,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 50%.

There is huge scope to increase sales by local advertising with particular emphasis on social media platforms, which have proven successful in the past. The business does not currently have a website, which would be hugely beneficial and will improve business in the near future by the development of an e-commerce site. Selling on the likes of Amazon and EBay would also be advantageous.

The premises has a large window frontage, which is ideal for inviting displays, wooden floors internally with a sales counter and cash register to the rear. There is a storage area to the rear aspect with kitchenette and WC facility. Further storage can be located in the shop itself via an under stairs cupboard.

The business is sold with some fantastic fixtures and fittings which are befitting of the shops character. This is a business opportunity within a bustling village and with huge scope to expand that should not be missed. Early viewing is essential.

The Curiosity Shop occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the popular town of Poynton in Greater Manchester. The business is located on the very busy Park Lane and is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses including Costa, Waitrose and the soon to be opened Aldi and Marks & Spencer, therefore benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from good car parking facilities within the area.

Poynton is a prosperous town surrounded by ‘green belt’ to preserve the countryside, where building is prohibited. It lies to the far north east of the county of Cheshire and to the west of the Pennine Hills. The town is a very popular place in which to live and work, due to the easy access to Macclesfield, Wilmslow and Manchester, According to the 2011 census, the town had a residential population of 14,260.

The area of the business is very well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Poynton railway station is just over half a mile away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A523 being just a few minutes’ drive away, which links to the vast A-road and motorway networks. Wilmslow is approximately 6 miles away, Macclesfield is 7 miles away and Manchester is 13½ miles away.

Substantial ground floor, lock-up premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Main sales and display area:

Large display widow.

Wooden flooring.

Bespoke racking and shelving to suit the trade.

Illuminated glass display cabinet.

Serve over counter with electronic cash register.

Storage area to rear with kitchen and WC facilities.

Under stair storage.


Good signage.

Pavement display area.

We are advised leasehold:

Original lease length: 3 years

Remaining lease length: Current lease ends in April 2016.

Rent: £650 per month.

New lease to be agreed.

The business is open:

Tuesday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5.00pm

Sunday and Monday Closed

The business is owner run and managed.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £60,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 50%.

Tenure: Leasehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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