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Popular & Very Busy Cafe

Fleetwood, Lancashire

  • Asking Price: £120,000 +SAV
  • Turnover: The reports for 2016-2017 show a turnover of £35,000

    The flat above currently provides a rental income of £5,200 pa and the business further benefits from being rates exempt


  • Tenure: Freehold

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Hilton Smythe are delighted to offer to the market Chequers Cafe, an extremely well-established café with flat above.

The Café was established in the early 80’s, with our client taking over in 1990, though she has thoroughly enjoyed running the business for the last 29 years she is now looking to retire.

The business is situated within a large commercial premise providing seating area with 26 covers, disabled toilet and commercial kitchen.

On the first floor is a self-contained one bedroom flat, newly modernised, with fitted kitchen. The flat is currently rented out to a tenant, generating an income of £100 per week on a rolling tenancy, therefore there is an option to use the flat as living accommodation should the purchaser desire.

The café currently offers a menu of traditional, home cooked, English meals such as full English breakfast, fish and chips, sandwiches, Soups, children’s meals, traditional Sunday lunches (which are really popular). Services offered are takeout or eat in. There is huge scope for a delivery service should the buyer desire.

Chequers Café has excellent reviews on google with customers stating:

‘Excellent home cooked food. Friendly service, Reasonable priced.’
And
‘There are a lot of cafes, but this was by far the busiest. As soon as a table became free it was full again. My plate steak pie came with boiled potatoes roast potatoes broccoli cauliflower peas carrots and thick gravy. Choice of 3 soups for starters and any desert off the menu. Hot chocolate fudge cake with 2 big scoops of ice cream and a milky coffee’

The current owner is offering a hand over period to introduce the purchaser to the regular customers and keep up the fantastic reputation the café already has.

Please note – the café is currently open limited hours to suite our client’s personal circumstances.

The business is currently owner ran with help from 3 part time staff members.

At present our client doesn’t advertise, the custom comes from passing shoppers, ample regular customers and word of mouth recommendations.

There is plenty of scope to improve turnover such as opening longer hours, using social media, advertising, leaflet dropping. Also, to increase the custom if desired, there are options to utilise marketing websites such as just eat, hungry house etc.

We feel this business would suit a partnership, as the café gets extremely busy with scope to push the already thriving business to the next level.
Reasons to buy:

• Excellent location providing ample foot fall all year round
• Living accommodation or extra income of rent from the flat above
• Extremely well established with an outstanding reputation
• Huge scope to increase the turnover, as the business is currently run on a part time basis
• Rates exempt
• Hand over and further support offered by the seller

This is an excellent opportunity in such a sought for location, early viewing is advised. Please contact Hilton Smythe and viewings are by appointment only.


Owner run with 3 part time staff members

Currently trading 5 days a week:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10.30 – 2.30
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 10.30 – 2.30
Friday 10.30 - 2.30
Saturday 10.30 - 2.30
Sun – 08.00 - 14.00


The business is located on North Albert Street, Fleetwood.

The business is surrounded by a wealth of shops, schools, and businesses and benefits from a high volume of footfall and passing trade.

The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property.
The tram also runs along the street.

Fleetwood hosts a number of annual events with Tram Sunday being the most well-known. The vehicle parade runs down North Albert Road, with the event attracting crowds of 70,000+

The area is also well served by the A-roads within easy driving distance of the business, which link to the M55 motorway network


Chequers Café is situated on a busy shopping parade providing ample footfall, with free side street parking.

The property is well presented inside and out with good signage and attractive décor.

Basement
Large basement used as storage, containing 10 tables and extra seating for the summer months and local events

Ground floor
Counter and seating area (total of 26 covers), bespoke lighting and modern décor, with pictures and paintings of historic fishing ships that sailed from Fleetwood.
Toilet (Disabled access)
Fully equipped Kitchen

Equipment included in the sale comprises of:

• Classica
• 2 x commercial fryers
• 4 x under counter fridges
• Pot wash area
• Ample stainless-steel worktops
• Stainless steel extractor system (brand new)
• cooker
• 3x microwaves
• Ample storage and crockery


First floor: One bedroom flat.

Comprising of:

• Double bedroom
• Lounge
• Bathroom
• Kitchen

The space at the front of the shop provides space to put tables and chairs out in the summer.

The premises are up to date with electric testing regulations and gas safety checks.


Tenure
We are advised the business is Freehold

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