Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market The Pet Store. This is a well-established pet shop originally opening its doors in the 1960’s. Our client first took over the store in 2000 but is now looking to sell the business due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.
This store runs as a general pet store selling accessories and food. They also specialise in tortoise care and small live animals. We are advised the current turnover for the business is approximately £128,000 per annum with a gross profit of around 40%.
We believe this could be increased by expanding the range of live animals on offer. The store does currently sell a great range of branded products such as James Wellbeloved, Burgess Supadog, Royal Canin, Burns and more.
This is a fantastic business for anyone interested in running a successful pet store that benefits from great customer relationships. There is little competition in the area which allows for a large amount of repeat loyal trade. The store also offers a free delivery service to customers within a 5 mile radius, this is highly popular.
The pet store has a brilliant website www.pickeringpetstore.co.uk which advertises the products and services provided by the store. This site also promotes regular special offers and the dog grooming service. The store currently rents a room to a dog groomer, this generates a great extra income for the owner and also attracts a large amount of customers to the store.
This pet shop is the ideal purchase for a first time buyer with knowledge of the trade. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.
The Pet Store is located in Pickering, North Yorkshire.
The store is situated in the heart of the town centre. There is a variety of independent and national retail outlets in the area such as a Boots, Co-op, deli, cafes, varied eateries, pubs, chocolatiers and more. This is a historical market town with fantastic quaint features. The town receives a large amount of tourist attention due to the beautiful attractions like Pickering castle, North Yorkshire Moors railway and Beck Isle Museum. The business is located just a short walk away from the North Yorkshire Moors Railway station and museum.
The business is located on the road Market Place which is the main location for shopping in the town. This road is just off the A170 which is a large well used arterial route from Scarborough to Thirsk. There are several bus stops dotted around the area with regular daily routes around and out of town.
The property is a grade II listed corner premise located on a popular retail parade. This is a charming property with a large front display window.
There is a cellar with the property which is currently unused, this would be a brilliant space to expand stock, and this will increase space on the ground floor. There is a store room which is an adequate size. The main retail space is well-presented and the store has a great layout.
The serving point is to the front of the store with wall racks and displays as well as a central island with loose feed dispensers, perimeter shelving and general shelving/racks. To the back of the room is where the tortoise section is.
On the first floor at the top of the stairs is a small retail area, staff toilet, attic and the dog grooming room. The grooming room comes fully fitted, and benefits from a large open plan space.
There is an attic room which is fully boarded this space is currently used for storage.
General fixtures and fittings
2 x Freezers
Shelving and displays
Dog grooming equipment includes-
This is a fantastic sized property, well fitted and perfect for the trade.
We are advised the business is Leasehold.
Original lease length: 7 years
Remaining lease length: 2 years
Rent: £9,000 per annum
The business is open-
Monday - Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 4pm
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of 1 part time and one casual members of staff.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £128,000 per annum.
With a gross profit of around 40%
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