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Retail Property (high street) for sale

7 East Street - SR6


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Lucrative post office/ national lottery/ convenience store (non licensed)
  • PO salary £17,350 per annum, WT £2,700, N/S £1,000
  • Prime trading position, village centre, spacious commercial unit
  • Neatly fitted, owner retiring, rare opportunity, viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a lucrative post office/non-licensed convenience store, which is located in the desirable village of Whitburn which lies to the North of Sunderland in Tyne and Wear.

Shirley’s occupies a prime trading position on a busy main road at the heart of the village, amongst a number of other local businesses with quality residential dwellings in the immediate vicinity, ensuring the business attracts high levels of regular local and passing trade throughout the day.

Having served the locality for many years, this heavily relied upon business has forged strong relationships with the local community and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base.

Shirley’s operates from a highly visible and imposing double fronted commercial unit, offering a deceptively spacious and versatile retail space across two floors.
The good size sales area is neatly fitted with a good range of fixtures and fitments, creating a bright and welcoming environment.

The business retails a range of newspaper and magazine titles, greetings cards, confectionery, tobacco products, soft drinks, groceries, national lottery and a selection of hardware lines, as well as offering the usual post office local services with the added benefit of a heavily used external ATM.

Shirley’s is a thriving and highly lucrative business, yet still offers genuine scope for future growth and development. With this in mind, the business represents an ideal purchase for a family unit who have the opportunity to significantly extend the trading hours, introduce an off licence, a wider range of convenience lines, sandwiches and dairy products, as well frozen foods.

These additions will significantly increase the already healthy trading figures, whilst ultimately enhancing the overall profitability of the business.

To fully appreciate this excellent business which is only now being offered for sale due to retirement, a viewing is strongly recommended to a

Currently shop sales average £2,700 approximately.

Annual PO income approximates to £17,354 excluding National Lottery Commission.

Weekly lottery sales approximate to £2,500.

News sheet £1,000.

Available accounts are to year end 30th November and are summarised below:
2015 - Sales £141,271 GP £25,615


Monday — Saturday 06:00 — 17:30
Sunday 06:00 — 12:30

Managed by the owners with 1 part time member of staff.

Building External
The highly visible and imposing double fronted commercial property, offers a deceptively spacious and versatile business accommodation over 2 floors.

The spacious sales area is light and airy with a good range of fixtures and fittings, creating a welcoming environment. There is also an office, a stockroom, a kitchenette and a staff toilet. To the first floor of the property there is an additional retail area, which is currently not utilised, an office and a storage area. Externally there is parking available for one car.

There is no residential accommodation for owners/management available.

We are advised that the property is available as a freehold.

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a successful business, with fantastic potential for future growth which is only now being offered for sale due to retirement. To avoid disappointment, a viewing is highly recommended.

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