A WELL-ESTABLISHED CONTEMPORARY CAFÉ AND HIGH QUALITY GIFT STORE LOCATED WITHIN AN EXCELLENT POSITION ON ABBEYDALE ROAD SOUTH

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FW4508
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£60,000
Leasehold
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An opportunity to acquire this well-established café and high quality gift shop situated in a prominent position on the desirable Abbeydale Road South which has built up an excellent reputation with a large and loyal customer base coming from far and wide.

  • Long established business with excellent potential for growth and expansion
  • Beautifully appointed prime premises with outside seating to the rear
  • Fully equipped and stocked to operate immediately

Only available due to the owner’s retirement, a viewing is essential to appreciate the opportunity on offer.

Location:          The premises are well situated on Abbeydale Road South in a prominent and accessible location between Dore and Totley, which are considered two of the most desirable residential suburbs of the City of Sheffield.

Description:      The business trades from within deceptively spacious premises of some character, which are attractively appointed and have been fitted out to an excellent specification to provide a contemporary and welcoming gift shop to the frontage, stocking an excellent range of hand-picked gifts, clothing and homeware, together with a range of greetings cards.

Beyond the gift shop is a kitchen area and servery providing an excellent homemade offering with a range of delicious cakes & light lunches, together with a full range of hot and cold drinks.

To the rear is a comfortable conservatory seating area, with the current layout providing for approximately 24 covers inside with scope to increase this to around 30+ if desired, with an additional 16 - 20 covers in the delightfully tranquil garden to the rear which can be separately accessed providing an excellent option for dog walkers to call in for coffee and cake.

There is also a basement cellar which provides excellent additional storage space, and a secure outside store providing further storage facility.

Over the years the business has gained an enviable reputation – currently with a 4.4 star rating on google, and a 4.8 star rating on Facebook - with an ever expanding and loyal customer base as well as many new customers. There is also an ideal opportunity to expand the current offering to include an evening menu, either on a full-time basis, or perhaps for special or themed events on a regular or semi-regular basis.  

Business:          The business has been trading under current ownership for 9 years, having been established circa 2004 being a long established and well-respected business within the locality. The business provides a rare opportunity being a business of two parts – firstly a highly-regarded gift and homeware shop stocking a hand-selected range of quality stock, and secondly a café/ coffee shop serving a range of hand-made cakes and light bites together with a range of hot and cold drinks.

The shop stocks a range of high quality gifts including jewellery, a range of clothing and accessories for her and for him, home fragrance, clocks and wall art, tableware and homeware, a wide range of children’s toys and gifts and an excellent range of greetings cards for all occasions.

This is offered alongside a highly respected café/ coffee shop which serves a good range of cakes, snacks and light lunches which works beautifully hand in hand with the gift shop offering.

A viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the opportunity on offer.

Whilst the business has been impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the current owners have adapted to the ever-changing conditions beautifully, and therefore the business is for sale providing a rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an already successful business with excellent potential for growth as desired, and which has performed very consistently over many years.

The business is run very efficiently by the current owner with minimal staffing, providing an excellent opportunity for growth.

The split between the shop and the café is fairly even at this moment in time.

Full accounting information can be made available following on from a viewing.

Premises:         We have not seen the formal lease documentation, but understand the premises to be held on a 5 year internal repairing and insuring lease which commenced April, 2018. We understand the landlord would be willing to offer a new lease if desired, with rent currently payable at a rate of £10,000 per annum exclusive.

Rating Assessment      The premises are entered in the Rating List under the description of Café and Premises with a rateable value of £8,700, qualifying for Small Business Rate Relief meaning no rates will apply.

Viewing:           Strictly by appointment with Fishwick & Co. (01246 558995) -  Email: info@fishwickandco.com.