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Extremely well established Convenience Store for sale

Gillingham, Kent

  • Asking Price: £38,995 +SAV
  • Turnover: We are advised as per the 2020 accounts, the business generated a turnover in the region of £100,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request. 

    Please quote reference B06655

  • Tenure: Leasehold

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Please quote reference B06655

Hilton Smythe is delighted to present to the market The Chocolate Box Newsagents & Convenience store established in this desirable area in the 1980s.

The ‘Turn-key’ opportunity is now being made available for sale due to retirement/other business interests of the current owners.

The business is extremely well known within the area and comes with the added benefit of a 2 bedroomed owners accommodation arranged over the ground and first floor levels.

The Chocolate Box currently offers the following range of goods/services -

  • Large choice of magazines & newspapers
  • Confectionery, crisps & ice cream
  • Essential groceries, household goods and toiletries
  • Alcohol, cold drinks, loose sweets
  • Greeting cards, seasonal products, stationery
  • Cigarettes, tobacco pouches & large range of vaping fluids 
  • Lottery, Western union, photocopying
The business is currently run by the owners only, opening 7 x days a week.

We are advised they recently gained a alcohol licence and have started to stock a limited range to test the market. We believe any new owner would benefit from increasing the range to add more wines, spirits and beers.

The business currently concentrates on a loyal local customer base as well a good level of passing trade.

Further growth potential -

  • Extending the opening hours
  • Re-modelling the current shop layout
  • Increasing the chilled drink fridges
  • Adding more snacks, hot food & sandwiches
  • Adding local deliveries
  • Offering fresh bean to cup coffees & teas
  • Linking with a well-known grocery partner (such as Premier)
Very rarely do businesses of this type, location or included accommodation come on to the open market and we therefore advise early enquiry to avoid disappointment.

Key selling points -

  • New 5 year lease available
  • Very low rent
  • Nil business rates
  • Busy trading position
  • New housing developments nearby
  • Large adjacent car park

We are advised that the business is run and managed by the owners. 

The business hours are -

Monday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Tuesday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Wednesday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Friday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Saturday – 6:00am – 6:30pm
Sunday - 7:00am to 2:00pm


The Chocolate Box Newsagents & Convenience store occupies a highly visible trading position on the High Street in Rainham, Gillingham in Kent.

The well-known business sits along a busy parade of complementary businesses which include a petrol garage, repair garage, aesthetics business, 2 x takeaways, tattoo business and united services social club.

The business is conveniently positioned just off the busy A2 which links Sittingbourne to Gillingham and is also just a few minutes off the M2 motorway.

There is a large pay and display customer car park located just to the right hand side of the shop.

Ground floor -

  • Open plan retail area
  • Service counter
  • Kitchen
  • Toilet area
First floor - 

  • Living room
  • 2 x double bedrooms
  • Family bathroom
There is also a generous garden space around 100ft

Tenure
We are advised that the business is being sold on a Leasehold basis, with 3 years remaining on the 3-year lease. The rent is £570 per month. The lease is reviewed every 5 years and was last done in July 2020. 

Protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

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