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EXCEPTIONAL PET STORE - LANCASHIRE

Blackburn, Blackburn with Darwen, England

  • Freehold Price: £1,500,000
Seller Reference: 4192
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Seller Reference: 4192
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Business Description
EXCEPTIONAL PET STORE - LANCASHIRE
All fixtures, fittings and equipment included in the sale
The building/ site may be available for sale separately
The business may be available for sale separately
Well established and highly reputed business
Situated in the upmarket town of Blackburn
Genuine reason for sale due to retirement
High amount of regular and repeat trade
Well presented throughout
Leasehold option available
Walk in condition
Easy to run
FREEHOLD

Business History

Meridian Business Sales are delighted to offer to the market one of the UK's largest indpendently owned aquatics and pet superstores, occupying its own 28,800 square foot retail premises in the heart of the successful East Lancashire town of Blackburn. The business was formed by our clients in 1994 and moved to the current premises (which previously formed part of the Tommy Ball's shoe empire) in 2009. The only reason this excellent business is being offered to the market is due to our clients desire to take a well deserved retirement.

Since the business was established our client has built up a strong reputation within the local community and as such has a high level of regular and repeat trade.

Our client informs us that annual turnover currently runs well, derived from the friendly customer service provided and the sale of pet supplies, food, accessories, medication, live animals, aquatics, pets, rental units and much more.

The business enjoys a substantial additional revenue from car parking spaces let to the County Council and rental income from on-site units let to third party businesses which helps to improve footfall for Aquamania Ltd.

The business has a popular website where customers can view everything in store and order it straight to their door.

Our client has continually developed and improved the business introducing new lines and income streams which has enhanced the business massively and in particular shows in the year on year increase in turnover and profitability.

There are a number of opportunities available to perspective buyers as follows:
Acquire the premises and the business as a going concern and continue to trade under the recognised brand name of Aquamania Ltd
Acquire the business as a going concern and rent the premises and continue to trade under the recognised brand of Aquamania Ltd
Acquire the premises only for retail or other purposes, subject to necessary planning consents currently has A1 retail permission
Acquire the trade of Aquamania and relocate to the new premises

Our client is happy to assist with the handover period to ensure a smooth, successful transition under new ownership.

The business is very well presented throughout and is being sold with all fixtures, fittings and equipment included in the sale price which is a huge plus for a new owner as additional funds will not need to be spent on modernising for many years.

Our client has invested time and money into the business and premises to the point where it is in full walk in condition.

This is a unique opportunity to purchase an established business, which is a great base to build upon and as such early viewing is highly recommended as this brilliant business is not to be missed.
Trading hours:
Monday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Tuesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Thursday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Friday: 9:00am - 7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am - 6:00pm Sunday: 10:30am - 4:30pm
Tenure:
Freehold
Is accommodation included?:
(Size of the overall site is approx 1.2 acres and the square footage of the building is approx 28,800 sqft) Well signed commercial unit briefly comprising: Open plan and spacious retail unit Serving counter with cash register Various shelving Product display units Live animal section Has a lift and other major features EXTERNAL Large car park for approx 130 cars
Location Details:
This fantastic pet store is located in the large, residential town of Blackburn which is in Lancashire. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 9 miles east of Preston, 20.9 miles NNW of Manchester and 9 miles north of the Greater Manchester border. The business is situated on a main road, surrounded by a wealth of residential properties, parking and travel facilities which are all beneficial for the business as it generates much of its trade. Blackburn holds many attractions which draw tourists into the area such as; Wilton Country Park which is popular for the stunning sights and scenery, Ewood Park and Calf Hey Reservoir. The town is easily reached through the M65 leading to the A666 allowing easy access.
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