Leasehold business for sale – Offers Over £99,995
• Established over 30 years.
• Enviable reputation, numerous positive online reviews, much repeat custom,
• Prime location close to the centre of Lytham (Only 1 min walk from Lytham Square/Green)
• Unique name, branding and franchise potential.
• Scope to open 7 days or evenings.
• Substantial 2 storey premises including well-appointed 1 double bedroom apartment.
• Potential to apply for an alcohol licence if desired.
• Turnover £216,000pa. 28 Covers internal (40 including external covers)
• New lease to be assigned.
• Rent including flat of £15,000 per year.
• Opening Hours:- Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 5pm.
• Business being sold due to emigration
Aspire (Business and Company Sales Specialists) are delighted to offer for sale this thriving and unique leasehold café, coffee house and potential bistro business in Lytham, Lancashire. The cafe is located on a highly desirable corner site trading position very close to the town square and just a short walk to the promenade and sea-front beyond. There is ample on street car parking facilities as well as a number of car parks in the vicinity. This prime location has a number of quality, independent shops and businesses close by which attract a high daily footfall and much passing trade. Lytham is an affluent and prosperous seaside town on the Fylde Coast with consistent all year round trade and an exceptionally popular North-West leisure destination. The area is within comfortable commuting distance of all the key regional conurbations and easily accessible to the M55 motorway which links on to the M6 Motorway.
The café business occupies impressive 2 storey leasehold premises which have undergone a thorough refurbishment programme and benefit from an exceptionally high standard of fixtures and fittings throughout. The business specialises in quality barista coffee and outstanding homemade, snacks, breakfasts, lunches and teas in a unique, contemporary setting. The business itself is exceptionally popular with clients throughout the area and receives countless positive reviews and high rankings on customer review / feedback sites.
Currently the business has an annual turnover of £218,000 achieving a 68% gross profit. There remains infinite scope to increase the turnover further as there is certainly demand and potential for opening seven days a week as well as late afternoons and early evenings. At present the business is not licenced and would be ideal for the additional sale of alcohol – subject to planning consent. The café has a loyal and stable team of staff in place including a head chef and sous chef, offering scope to be operated under management if desired.
The premises benefit from a total of 28-40 covers with a spacious, well-equipped commercial kitchen. To the rear there is a popular ‘sun-trap’ courtyard opening out from the café. The business has a reputation for ‘real’ music and vinyl records which is reflected in the branding throughout the business. The café has superb, high-end Sonos sound systems installed throughout giving clients an unrivalled clarity of rich sound, without having to be played too loud. The walls have desirable artworks by the iconic artist Ben Riley, incorporating famous portraits in a rugged and elegant 3D style using the medium of vinyl records. There is also a small selection of new iconic vinyl records for sale, which adds as an additional focal point for customers. Any non-food turnover (from vinyl records and artwork sales) is recorded separately form the £218,000 café turnover. The café operates a popular loyalty card scheme with a traditional standard loyalty card stamp system and an additional ‘Black Diamond’ loyalty card for (invite only) regular customers allowing extra incentives and benefits.
The first floor is currently used as a demonstration area for Sonos sound systems but is configured as an impressive one double bedroom apartment, with even sea views from the Lounge window! The apartment is included within the annual rent and is ideal for staff, manager or owner’s accommodation. Alternatively the apartment could be used to generate additional income as holiday let / self-catering accommodation or even an Air BnB online short term rental.
Leasehold premises briefly comprising of:-
Main customer entrance,
Double doors leading to open plan Café / Dining Area for 28 covers, feature exposed brickwork,
tiled flooring, 2 sofas, 6 x granite topped tables+grey design chairs bespoke record display with shelving and storage,
Feature fireplace with gas wood burner style stove and oak shelving.
Central Coffee Servery Counter, Fracino 2 group coffee lever machine, 2 x coffee grinders, hand sink, own branded coffee cups / saucers and plates, crockery storage, chiller cabinet, under counter hot water boiler,
EPOS System linked to kitchen printer.
Various product display cabinets, LED lighting throughout, lava lamp,
Ben Riley artwork on perimeter walls,
Sonos Sound System installed throughout with 2 x Sonos Play 1, Sonos Play 3, Sonos Play 5, Sonos SUB
Sonos Connect Amp and waterproof external courtyard speakers.
Orangery Dining Area, feature tiled floor, 6 x granite topped tables+grey design chairs, customer comment board, in-ceiling MA speakers linked to Sonos Connect Amp.
Double doors leading to enclosed rear Courtyard (suntrap).
Arbour seating, 2 x granite topped tables+grey design chairs
Ladies WC, Gents WC.
3 x Green bistro tables and grey design chairs
Well-equipped, commercial grade flooring throughout, tiled walls, 5 ring range cooker with hot plate, grill and 2 x ovens,
Williams fridge and freezer, fridge salad counter/bar, tall fridge, tall freezer, commercial dishwasher, double + single fryers,
heat lamps, toaster, commercial microwave, washing machine, stainless steel preparation tables, milkshake and smoothie mixer / blender, commercial sink and drainer, hand sink, tray storage racks, shelving and racking on perimeter walls.
Dry Storage Room, shelving / racking.
Internal Stairway leading to First Floor Apartment.
Lounge with sea view in the distance, motorized window blind,
Landing, double glazing,
Feature kitchen and dining area, 4 ring hob, oven, fridge, desking / table,
Monitor Audio in-ceiling speakers are installed in both the en-suite and landing areas for discreet audio sound.
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, bath with shower above, WC, basin, tiled walls and flooring. Combi boiler for water/central heating system
This is an unrivalled opportunity to purchase such a highly regarded café / Bistro business in Lytham - offering infinite scope to develop further. Early discussions with Aspire, in confidence, must come highly recommended. Ref.1940. Telephone 01257 440544 www.aspirebusinesses.co.uk
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