20-21 Market Hall Croft Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 1BH
Darwen is a busy, traditional market town in Lancashire, situated 4 miles south of Blackburn. This fantastic business is located in Darwen's Victorian Market Hall at the heart of the town centre. A densely populated area, the town attracts regular custom from all over East Lancashire, and there are fantastic transport links via bus and rail, as well as fantastic access via the A666 that runs through the town from Manchester to Blackburn, and the main M65 motorway.
THE MARKET HALL
This stunning, Victorian Market Hall was opened in 1871 and has stood true to the towns traditions to this day. Open 6 days per week, this busy market also has an annexe which houses a 3 day market to run along side. With a huge variety of stalls from electrical to fashion, cards & gifts, Hair & Beauty, food, confectionery and household goods just to name a few, the market really is at the heart of this friendly Lancashire town, attracting people from all over Lancashire and much further a field.
Due to ill health, Urban Locks are honoureded to introduce this rare opportunity to purchase one of Darwen's longest serving, best known market stalls.
Rushton's The Bacon Stall has been established within the Market Hall for over 50 years, and attracts customers from as far away as Bristol And the Lake district for it's specialist meats on offer.
Rushton's has been famous for their quality bacon and sausages for over half a century.
The sausages are made in Lancashire to a unique recipe that you just can't buy anywhere else, and the bacon is uniquely dry cured whole, Smoked in a traditional smoke house and cut to the customers requirements.
The pies on sale are rare, traditional, home-made pies that aren't available anywhere else in the area, and vary from different meats to savoury and fruit.
As well as this, the stall sells a huge range of fresh products that are sourced locally, including a large variety of cold meats, Chicken legs & Breasts, a range of cheeses, Bury Black puddings, Cakes, jams, chutneys and steak sauces.
Customers also come especially for the range of eggs on offer including Duck eggs, free range and the famous double yolkers !
This really is a rare opportunity not to be missed !
Having been established for over 50 years and run by the current owner for 3 years, the longevity of this business really does speak for itself.
With a huge, loyal customer base from far and wide, the business already boasts a consistently attractive turn over.
There is huge scope to add more lines to the existing business to increase the revenue, including (subject to market permission) freshly made sandwiches.
INCLUDED IN THE SALE
There is a range of equipment, fixtures and fittings included within the sale price including all glass fronted display fridges, 2 meat slicers, vintage bacon machine, 2 vac packing machines, cling film machine, oven, a number of scales, microwave and fridge & freezer.
As well as the stall, there is also a room in the cellar, complete with a walk in fridge.
The current owners also have a Ford Transit van available, which can be negotiated separately.
FINANCE AND LEASE DETAILS
The turn over is £178,000 per annum with a G/p of £37,000.
There is 3 years remaining of a 6 year renewable lease at a figure of £11,064 per annum, which includes electric and water.
There are currently no business rates payable.
The stall is run by the two owners, assisted by 3 flexible staff members.
Please Note: All information, measurements, plans and photographs are for general guidance only. The agents have not tested any appliances, facilities or services.
Whilst these particulars are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and they do not form any part of any offer or contract.
* Viewing strictly by appointment with Urban Locks *
Mon-Sat 09.00-17:00, Tues 09:00-12:30 & Closed Sunday
Number of Employees: 2 owners and 3 flexible staff
Competition: no, very unique
Support & Training: as required
Location Details: Darwen Market Hall
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