Commercial Road have been instructed to sell this impressive W H Smith franchise which operates branded as a very well-known and highly regarded affluent and delightful village / small town, in a lovely and very picturesque area of Yorkshire.
The turnover of this well-established business has seen significant growth in recent years (in particular since the franchise was added to the store) and can offer the new owner the opportunity to take an income from the business from day one. However, the business would also be well suited to a first time buyer who seeks the opportunity to run their own well established business as the current owners are prepared to offer take over support for a period of up to 1 month.
It is obvious to anyone visiting these desirable premises that there is the opportunity to quickly grow to even greater levels of turnover and profitability by incorporating items such as luxury gifts, and it is also apparent that the opportunity to incorporate the currently trading business of a local post office would be immediately available to a new owner who meets the post offices recruitment criteria.
The store’s layout with an impressive, large front window, and quality display shelving, gives a light and attractive ambience to the business and the recent and quality refurbishment to the retail sales area in particular, (approximately 38 square meters), has clearly helped to promote the high street branded stationery products, and other desirable stock.
Located on a lovely, busy high street and incorporating a cash machine (situated on an outside wall and managed by an external company who pay rent to the business), dry cleaning, shoe repair and parcel delivery services, and a long standing news sheet delivery round, helps this successful attract lots of regular local and passing customers on a daily basis.
A small number of loyal staff currently manage the day to day operation of the store and the delivery rounds. The staff are supervised on an adhoc basis by the current owners but are used to operating the store without supervision where required.
Whilst the business is offered on a stand alone, leasehold basis, however there may also be the opportunity to live above or behind the premises, in a self-contained flat, if required.
Layout of the business:
Sales Area with Counter, Quality Shelving and Displays, approximately 38 sq meters.
Small Store Room and Toilet to the Rear of the Store.
Tenure: Leasehold. The term is negotiable but a term of between 5 and 10 years is immediately available, rent is negotiable.
EPC Grade: To be confirmed.
Please contact the Commercial Road team for further details, or to arrange a viewing.
IMPORTANT NOTES: These particulars do not constitute an offer, neither should they be relied upon as statements or representations of the fact or warranties of any kind. All interested parties must satisfy themselves, by investigation and due diligence activities, prior inspection and or formal entry before contact with their solicitor. Neither we, nor our principals, accept any responsibility whatever in respect of these particulars, which are simply offered as a general indication to persons who may be interested.
Viewings and negotiations are to be conducted STRICTLY through Commercial Road Limited. NO DIRECT APPROACH is to be made to the business under any circumstances.