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Popular Greengrocer Business in Wigton, Cumbria For Sale

Wigton, Cumbria

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Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and busy greengrocer business in the Cumbrian market town of Wigton. The business was established by our client approximately 30 years ago and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £250,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 28% The turnover is generated from the sale of an extensive range of fruit and vegetables, flowers and plants, dry goods, dairy products, organic and whole foods. The business has built up an enviable reputation over the 30 years of trading for the high quality of the goods and service offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth referrals. The property benefits from two flats to the first and second floors, which are currently being renovated and could be used as owners accommodation or rented out to generate further income. There is also scope to expand the retail areas and extend the range of goods offered. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the business. This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving and profitable business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

The business generates a turnover in the region of £250,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 28%

The business is owner run and managed with 2 x full time and 2 x Saturday staff members.

The business is open: Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 5.30pmSaturday: 8.00am – 4.00pmSunday: Closed

Lightfoots Greengrocers occupies substantial three-storey premises, ideally located within the lovely market town of Wigton, Cumbria. The business is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses on the main shopping street, therefore benefitting from a good volume of footfall and passing trade. The business further benefits from ample free parking facilities within the area. Wigton is a small market town and lies just on the outside of the Lake District National Park in Allerdale. The town is located between the Caldbeck Fells and the Solway coast. The thriving market town regularly holds livestock auctions at Hopes Auction Company. The area is served by the public transport system, with bus stops within easy walking distance of the business. Wigton railway station is just a ten minute walk away. The area is also well-served by the A-roads, with both the A596 and A595 being within easy driving distance, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks. Carlisle is approximately 11 ½ miles away and Penrith is 22½ miles away.

Large three-storey premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising: Basement: Large dry cellar with four vaults, currently used for storage. Ground floor: Front offset entrance.Dry goods and salad bar section.Large greengrocer section with perimeter racking/shelving and units.Central display units.2 x serve over delicatessen and dairy refrigerators.Service area with electronic cash register.Organic and wholefood section.Office to rear.Kitchen and storage area.Walk-in cooler.Potato store.CCTV. First floor: Flat 1 with 2 x bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom (currently under renovation). Second floor: Flat 2 with 2 x bedrooms, lounge, kitchen and bathroom (currently under renovation). External: Front curtilage used for the display of flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables.Side gated passageway used as storage, leaving access to rear cottage.

We are advised Freehold.

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