• Established sandwich bar and bakery shop in an area with exposure to a high degree of footfall close to Inverness City Centre.
• Outstanding trading area extending to circa 48m2, with compact but well-appointed service facilities.
• Excellent shop frontage and signage with flexible internal layout plus modern fixtures and fittings.
• A simple and profitable trading model that would suit first-time buyers looking for a hands-on role.DESCRIPTION
Bon Appetit is a well-established 'Class 1' rated sandwich bar and bakery, prominently situated in an enviable trading location with an excellent level of passing footfall. Set within a popular conservation area, this attractive property offers a high degree of exposure to the great number of locals, tourists and business people who regularly pass by. This well-regarded business offers a range of light lunches, freshly baked goods as well as various other confectionary items plus a range of hot and cold drinks. The property is accessible via street level, is bright and airy, and presented to the market in excellent condition. The service areas are compact and well-appointed to provide quality food provision, allowing for an ergonomic business operation. This is an easy to operate proposition within smart, modern premises. Bon Appetit is presented to the market as an attractive and affordable going concern, offering a simple and profitable trading opportunity which would ideally suit new hands-on owner/operators.THE PROPERTY
Bon Appetit is on the ground floor of a two-story traditional stone-built property; the accommodation on the first floor is not included. There is a small rear extension of non-traditional construction. The unit extends to c47m2 and benefits from a large shop window which overlooking a highly frequented area offering excellent branding and signage options. The property has a single-entry point at street level which leads into the customer waiting area. To the rear of the property the business has excellent food preparation facilities and is supported by staff W.C, washing up area and additional storage.TRADE
Bon Appetit is an established business, with a strong reputation locally amongst local businesses and workers. The business offers a year-round trading platform and currently opens 5 days a week, between the hours of 8am and 2pm Monday to Friday, there is undoubted scope to increase trading hours, should a new owner so desire. The business had a consistent turnover up to the VAT threshold producing an attractive lifestyle business. The business has further potential to expand its external catering offering or to open weekends.REASON FOR SALE
The vendor has operated Bon Appetit since 2017 and it is due to retirement plans which brings this highly attractive sandwich bar / bakery opportunity to the market.LOCATION
The centre of Inverness is but a few minutes' walk from the property and is ideally situated for those either visiting nearby shops, restaurants etc. or working in the City. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland's medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie's final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it is a whisky trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles, the property is ideally situated to allow guests to undertake their odyssey of the Highlands, being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is a vibrant and growing City and with such expansion comes many opportunities in both commerce and social activities.
Inverness is also a popular city in which to live with a vibrant cultural offering and the presence of many social and entertainment venues close-by. The city also has excellent communications links (bus and rail station, with the airport 15 minutes' drive away). Schooling in Inverness is plentiful plus UHI provides a wide-range of tertiary level courses. The welfare amenities in Inverness are also excellent with a major hospital plus many outreach services.SERVICES
Bon Appetit benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. There are numerous public car-parks situated in the town centre, all within walking distance. The property benefits from CCTV cameras and a security alarm system.