Well established café/dog boutique businesses for sale
Please quote reference B05991
Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market an exciting opportunity to acquire, on a Leasehold basis, an exceptionally well run and performing café/takeaway with a separate dog boutique business located next door.
The Long Dog Café & Long Dog Boutique have been under the careful and meticulous ownership of our clients for 6 & 4 years respectively and who have grown the business year on year to an impressive level with turnover and profit levels growing steadily.
The businesses have built up an enviable reputation not just locally but also further afield, a true testament to the calibre of business on offer. The business is now being offered for sale as it’s our clients desire to focus on other commitments.
The cafe has gone from strength to strength over the years, situated in Aberdeen’s West End close by to a popular primary school & is well supported within the local community. The majority of the customers are local, but they see many travelling from quite far to enjoy their famous Freakshakes and Brunch on offer.
The dog friendly aspect allows people to enjoy both parts of the business, shopping for their dog which could include a new harness, jacket or essential dog food as well as enjoying some lunch.
The cafe has just undergone a transformation to make it Covid safe and allows up to 18 covers sitting in. The café side further benefits from 2 Deliveroo sites that are operated from the business, allowing maximum exposure on the Deliveroo platform.
The Boutique has seen an increase in sales of over 35% compared to the last quarter in 2019, this has come from the Boutique becoming an established one stop shop for dog owners with more people getting puppies during lockdown. The Boutique has seen this increase even after reducing the opening days to 5 days a week compared to 7 last year. The e-commerce site is growing and is adding between 5% and 10% of sales with the potential for more. www.thelongdogboutique.uk
We feel that there is scope to increase the turnover by the undertaking of a robust marketing campaign, via press & social media. The businesses have a strong social media presence between the two, with the Café having 16.5k Facebook & 9.5k Instagram followers & the Boutique with 4k Facebook & 6k Instagram followers to help further promote the products & services on offer.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early enquiries to avoid disappointment.
We are advised that as per the 2019/2020 accounts, the businesses generated a combined turnover in region of £315,000, with a combined adjusted net profit in the region of £55,000. Full financials can be made available upon further request.
Please quote reference B05991
We are advised that the businesses have 1 full time and 7 part time staff members.
The business hours for both are;
Wednesday: 09:00 -17:00
Thursday: 09:00 - 17:00
Friday: 09:00- 17:00
The businesses are located on the popular & densely populated Claremont Street in the West End of Aberdeen, occupying a highly visible trading location resulting in a high volume of footfall and passing trade.
The area is well serviced in terms of local amenities, along with public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the businesses, & further benefits from free on street parking.
Aberdeen is a port city and the UK’s oil capital and is found in the northeast of Scotland, where the Dee and Don rivers meet the North Sea, with an offshore petroleum industry, the city is home to an international population.
It's also known as the ‘Granite City’ for its many enduring grey-stone buildings. The 19th-century Mariscal College is typical – a monumental Victorian landmark that’s now headquarters of the City Council.
The city benefits from a host of excellent amenities that you would expect from a major city, along with fantastic travel links to all parts of the UK & further afield due to rail links and the international airport situated in Dyce on the outskirts of the city.
The Café is located in a very well presented ground floor, double fronted commercial premises that has undergone an extensive programme of refurbishment over the years, to create a warm & inviting café premises, complimented with stylish fixtures & fittings throughout.
To the rear of the premises is the feature service counter area, with refrigerated display, overhead menu boards & again complimented with modern catering equipment & ample food preparation areas. The café also benefits from having a cellar storage.
The Long Dog Boutique is again located in a ground floor retail premises, next door to the café & offers a well presented & inviting retail space. To the front of the shop is a centre display area, complimented with perimeter shelving & wall mounted display area, to the rear of the shop is the service counter with epos system & again complimented with perimeter shelving & racking.
Both premises are to be found in extremely good turn key condition.
All Fixtures & Fittings for both premises, including the following for the café;
- Fracino 2 group coffee machine
- Fracino automatic grinder
- Framec Multi deck display fridge
- 2 x Display Chest Freezer
- 2 x Buffalo Panini Grills
- 1 x Blendtec Smoothie Mixer
- 1 x Buffalo Milkshake Mixer
- 1 x Display Ice cream Counter
- 2 x Candy Floss Machine
- Commercial under counter dishwasher
- 4 x Under counter fridge
- 1 x Drawer Freezer
- 3 x Chest Freezers
- 2 x Apple iPad POS
We are advised that the business is being sold on a leasehold basis, on a yearly rolling lease. The combine rent for both businesses is £12,000 per annum. We are also advised that the business pays £0 rates.