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Greengrocer & Florist Business in Coldstream, Scotland For Sale

Coldstream, Scottish Borders

£29,950 +SAV

Ref: 2597

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Description

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy greengrocer and florist business, ideally located in the town of Coldstream in the Scottish Borders. The business was established in the 1960s and has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 1993. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ other business interests and desire to re-locate. The business operates 5½ days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £46,600 per annum. Our clients’ offer a wide range of fruit, vegetables, eggs etc. as well as an excellent array of freshly cut flowers and beautiful floral arrangements. The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality and freshness of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations. The property is well signed and presented to a high standard and all the structural repairs to the building and roof are shared between our clients and two other business owners within the parade. We are advised that our clients do get offered ad hoc work from several online flower delivery networks. We feel there as scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours of the business. A new owner could also introduce deliveries within the area or develop a website to promote the goods and the services offered. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Tenure

Freehold

We are advised ownership.

Hours

The business is open: Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 4.00pmSaturday: 8.00am – 1.00pmSunday: Closed

Staff

The business is owner run and managed with 1 x part time staff member.

Financial Profile

The business generates a turnover in the region of £46,600 per annum.

Location

The Corner Fruit Shop occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located within the town of Coldstream in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. The premises are situated on High Street in the town and the business benefits from a good volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from free on street parking within the area. Coldstream lies on the north bank of the River Tweed in Berwickshire, while Northumberland lies to the south bank, with Cornhill-on-Tweed being the nearest village. The former borough of Coldstream is the home of the famous Coldsteream Guards. According to the 2006 census, the town had a population of 2,050 residents. The area of the business is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being located on the A698, which links to the national A-road and motorway networks. Berwick-upon-Tweed is approximately 14½ miles away and Hawick is 29½ miles away.

Premises

Substantial ground floor premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising: Main sales and display area with: Racking and shelving to perimeter walls to suit trade.Floral displays.Serve over counter with electronic cash register and weighing scales. Flower preparation area to rear.Storage area.Kitchen. Shared WC.Rear access to alleyway. Equipment included: All fixtures, fittings and general equipment. External: Well signed business.

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