AJF Commercial are delighted to offer for sale this exceptional fishing tackle and bait business based in Darwen, Lancashire.
Darwen is a vibrant busy town hosting many attractions for visitors and locals with its Victorian Market, complimentary shops, leisure centre, art gallery, restaurants, bars, cafes and the extremely popular Darwen Festival.
Ideally situated in the centre of the town and being highly visible on the main A666 busy through road, the business is surrounded by an abundance of residential housing and complimentary businesses, giving the business much loyal and repeat trade.
Being just a few minutes’ drive from the towns of Bolton and Blackburn and the M61 and M6 motorways, the business engulfs a large amount of much repeat and passing trade from fishing enthusiasts.
Located on the doorstep of the West Pennie Moors and the abundance of rivers, private and public fishing ponds and the Leeds Liverpool canal close by attracts visitors to the business and to the area all the year through.
The business specializes in all aspects of fishing tackle, clothing, bait and accessories and has a fantastic array of stock, which is exhibited throughout the large open plan premises.
The business has been run by our client since 2015 turning his hobby into a business and over these years has gained an enviable reputation locally and with excellent service and advice to customers, benefits on much repeat and loyal trade.
The business also benefits having an on-line ordering website.
Ground floor lock up premises on a prominent retail corner position.
Good frontal signage.
CCTV and alarm system.
Free car parking to the rear of the premises for customers.
Door leading to good sized shop with large range of stock.
Large glass display serving counter with cash till, card machine and telephone point.
There is ample storage under the counter for additional stock.
Throughout the shop there are central isles and shelving well stocked with various fishing rods, reels, nets, bait for sea, carp and corse fishing and accessories.
Our client has also introduced a large amount of clothing including bibs, braces, trousers, fleeces, hoodies and jackets, waders and boots and waterproof clothing.
Shelving to the side walls of the premises hosts the large selections of reels, weights, floats, lines and various fishing accessories.
To the rear of the shop is a fridge and freezer for casters and maggots.
To the rear, door leads to a small kitchen area with Belfast sink and W/C facilities.
Reason for sale:
It is only now that our client wishes to be take a well-earned and well deserved early retirement, that the business has now become available to the market.
We are advised that the tenure is Leasehold.
We are advised that the business is currently exempt from Business Rates.
The business is solely run by our client.
Monday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Turnover – Available on request.
This is a fantastic opportunity for any fishing enthusiast to continue the current owner’s passion and enthusiasm of this highly regarded business.
Our client has stated that they will be more than willing to help and train the new owners and introduce them to their customers, agents and suppliers should they wish.
This is an ideal opportunity to own an established business located in the heart of this busy market town.
Therefore, AJF Commercial strongly recommend early discussions.
If you would like to contact us to discuss the business in further detail or to arrange a viewing, you can by the following methods:
Telephone – 01204 325 101
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.ajfcommercial.co.uk
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