Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the Rocket Wines, an extremely well-established and busy off license business, which is ideally located on Queens Drive, Liverpool.
Rocket Wines has been established for many years, our client purchased the business 23 years ago and has enjoyed his time running the shop. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our client's wish to retire.
The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £109,000 per annum. Our client has built an excellent rapport with the regular customers and is happy to offer a hand over period. The shop currently stocks a variety of goods including alcohol, confectionery, soft drink, general household items and tobacco products.
There is plenty of scope to increase the already thriving turnover (based on part time trading hours) There is also a non-licensed restaurant next door, customers at the restaurant often pop in for wines.
Our client hasn’t advertised, therefore embarking modern marketing schemes and social media sites would highly benefit the shop as well as opening longer hours, etc.
Well-presented retail area, fitted out to suit the trade. The rear of the shop comprises the kitchen and storage room, office and toilet, access to the rear yard. There is potential to extend the building at the back should the purchaser desire.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.Location
The business is located on Queens Drive (A5058) Liverpool. The business is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. Broad green train station is just 10 mins walk away from the shop.
The area is also well served by the A-roads, being within easy driving distance of the business, which links to the m62 motorway networkPremises
The premises have great signage and benefits from free parking and side street parking to the right.
• Double fronted sales shop with fitted counter
• Suspended ceiling
• Ample shelving
• Behind counter tobacco gantry
• 5 x Fridges
• Display shelves
• Rear office
Security - the shop floor has perimeter safety glass. The property has electrical metal roller shutters, a 24-hour monitored alarm system and a CCTV system.
Also included in the sale is a Peugeot Expert 2000 van with 125,000 miles on the clock.Tenure
We are advised the premises is Freehold – Our client would also consider leasing the premises.
Leasehold asking price £19,500 (open to sensible offers)
The business further benefits from being rates exempt.Hours
The shop is currently open 3.00 pm – 10.00 pm - 7 days a week.
There is plenty of scope to extend opening hours.Staff
Owner ran with no employed staff members
Due to permitted security glass the shop can be ran by 1 staff member,Financial Profile
The business reports an annual turnover for 2016 of £109,000