Ref 7185 – Freehold Card & Gift Shop and Cafe
Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this freehold card & gift shop and cafe located in Chorley, Lancashire.
Bluehouse was established in this busy area of Chorley in 1995 and our client took ownership in 1997. The business offers a range of cards and gifts as well as welcoming customers into it’s twenty seater café/coffee shop area. It has become very well known in this area and has a strong base of regular customers in place as well as benefitting from a huge amount of passing trade due to this excellent trading position. Our client has ensured the business has an excellent reputation and superb reviews are noted online. Bluehouse has a comprehensive website in place.
Bluehouse occupies a main road trading position within a parade of shops and offices. The area is densely populated commercially with neighbouring businesses including independent retailers as well as large multiples such as kfc and Wickes. Chorley Retail Park and Chorley Football Club are also nearby. The area is well linked by the M61 with very strong public transport links and parking is available in the surrounding area.
The business is ideally suited to a hands-on owner-operator but due to our client’s other business and family commitments being higher than anticipated, the business is offered for sale. This presents an excellent opportunity for a new owner-operator or team to take the business to the next level.
The business operates with five members of staff in employment supporting our client working on a full time basis.
Bluehouse has traded solidly since opening and our client has established a strong repeat customer base. We are advised that the business has annual turnover of £177,334. Full financial information is available upon request.
The business currently benefits from Small Business Rates Relief. Purchasers should enquire with relevant local authorities to confirm the rates payable.
This profitable and long established business occupies an enviable trading position in a busy area of Chorley. Our client has secured a strong customer base and exceptional reputation. There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with the introduction of new products and longer opening hours, possibly some development of the website and social media presence could be useful. This proposition would ideally suit an owner operating team who could push the business forward and build upon the solid and impressive trading foundations. Early viewings are strongly advised. Business & Property: £429,995.
Please quote ref: 7185
Building layout and design
Bluehouse operates from the ground floor of a spacious corner property in a prominent position. The business has large branding and signage on display above a fully glazed frontage to both sides. Inside, the main door leads to the main furniture, card and gift shop. There is also coffee shop offering seating for twenty also serving soups, sandwiches cakes hot meals and beverages. To the rear of the ground floor is a main storage area and toilet facilities.
On the first floor there are two large storage areas, a photography studio which is rented out and an additional toilet.
The second floor comprises of a two bedroom flat with private entrance. It has a spacious living room, bathroom and a galley kitchen. The basement is spacious and open.
There is also a second flat that was originally the stable block. That is located above the ground floor of the main shop, which has a separate entrance from the side. On the first floor are stairs leading to an open plan living room, a partitioned galley kitchen, and a spacious double bedroom with en suite.