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Commercial Property for sale

2A Market Place - BA11


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Extremely busy café, excellent historic market town main square location
  • Weekly turnover approx. £2,300 (2015)
  • Excellent potential and scope for expanded hours and service
  • Lock up with good lease viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a very well established café, offering a take away service with excellent potential for future growth. Occupying a prominent market square trading position, in a very highly rated and touristic popular area of Frome in Somerset.

Market Cross Café is located on a prominent main road position in the town, close to a large number of quality residential dwellings, schools, businesses and close to the main town car park. The business occupies the ground floor of a traditional brick fronted terraced property.

The business has 2 main aspects which are the eat in 72 cover café and a full take out service, offering a range of breakfast baps, lunchtime sandwiches and salads.

The current owner purchased the business in 2015 and have developed it further to its current potential and due to family moving overseas, has now opted to reluctantly sell.

Market Cross Café prepares all of its delicious hot food and snacks on the premises, as well as making and packaging a selection lunchtime sandwiches and meals to take away. Market Cross Café is known for its classic home cooked food and especially its breakfasts, which attract a whole host of client types.

Lunchtime offers a selection of savoury creations, soups, sandwiches, salads and daily lunch specials, all made with the freshest, locally sourced ingredients.

Market Cross Café is well known for the quality and perfection offered on the site and the simplest of the prime locations, especially upon market days.

Add to this the tranquil surroundings, the proximity to a whole host of attractions such as Longleat, Glastonbury and Bath, the business offers excellent scope to develop further and would ideally suit an experienced operator or a family unit to reduce on staff costs.

It is interesting to note that close to this prime location is Longleat. Longleat is a renown safari park held under private ownership. It is further advised that from 2018 the fa

Currently shop sales average £2,300.

Current records and accounts can be inspected when viewing.

Monday — Sunday 08:00am — 16:00pm

The business is operated by the owner and up to 3 part time members of staff and occasionally weekend members of staff.

Building External
The business trades from a highly visible, traditional single fronted shop premises occupying a prominent town centre location, close to all amenities and the main route in and out of the town.

This is a lockup ground floor terraced premises built in a traditional brick, as seen on so many properties located in the area. The business occupies the ground floor of the property and is air conditioned. The business is split over two levels inside.

The main shop front enters into the main retail area, which has the counter to the centre left, at the top of the split level floor. The main tables and chairs are arranged between the counter area and the rear area, offering 40 covers to the upper level and 32 to the lower level.

The décor is in excellent condition and perfectly matches the ambiance of this traditional property.
Some of the tables and chairs have been replaced.

An open doorway to the rear of the sales area leads to a preparation area, along with an additional cold storage area. A doorway extends into the semi commercial kitchen, which is practically laid out and provides excellent functionality.

To the rear of the property is a unisex toilet for clients. The trading areas benefit from air conditioning.

The is no accommodation available with this sale.

We are advised that the property is available as leasehold.

The current lease expires in 2017. The vendors have been in communication with the landlords, who have advised verbally that they are prepared to grant a new 10 year lease to approved candidates at an initial rent to be negotiated.

A fantastic opportunity to purchase a highly profitable business, with terrific potential for future growth and improvement. This is a walk in and earn from day 1 condition and must be viewed to see the quality of the businesses and décor on offer. To avoid disappointment, a viewing is highly recommended.

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