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Retail premises for sale

£20,000

7 Rockbank Place, Clydebank G81

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Hallmark Cards. The card and gift shop was originally established in 1975 but taken over by our client in 1996.

Our client has run the store for a great length of time, but is now looking to sell the business due to the desire to change career. The business has been successful in the area, and would be a great first or bolt-on business for a new owner looking for a popular busy store.

The business currently runs as a gift shop and newsagents. They sell a great range of cards and gifts from Yankee Candles to cups and picture frames. Both sides of the business are well stocked with a great selection of products. The newsagents sells all convenience products and a vast range of confectionary.

The store generates an extra income from lottery sales and by offering the Paypoint service. We are advised that the business is currently turning over £289,000 as per 2015 accounts with a gross profit circa of 17%.

The business is currently closed on Sundays and closes at 6pm other nights. The new owner could look into opening longer hours and Sundays; this would increase sales and will allow the store to compete with the surrounding competitors.

We are advised there is a freehold option available, contact Hilton Smythe to receive further information.

Our client has advised this would be a perfect investment space for anyone who wishes to pursue the premises for other purposes, such as a restaurant, coffee shop or bistro. Our client has recently been granted an A3 licence for the business which means the property can now be transformed into a restaurant or cafe which will benefit the business highly.

This is a perfect turnkey opportunity, and we highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

Location
Hallmark Cards is located in Hardgate, Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire

Situated on the very busy A810 the business holds a fantastic position within a popular retail parade. There is always a large amount of footfall in the area due to the great road connections. The store is surrounded by a vast range of independent and corporate businesses such as, Tesco, Arnold Clark, a hair salon, Greggs, a butchers, pet shops and many eateries/takeaways.

The business benefits from a large free carpark directly outside, making it easier for customers to call in. Glasgow is just 8.4 miles away from the property easy to get to via the A82 or the M8 motorway. There are many public transport links in the area with a train station just a 5 minute drive away.
Premises
The premises is a substantial single storey premise with the Hallmark branding. The property is well secured with security shutters across the front. There is also a CCTV system fitted in the store.

The sales area is open plan with centre shelving throughout. The counter is to the rear of the premise. Around the perimeter is a range of shelving and racks. This is perfect for the trade allowing for the store to feel more open and bright.

Equipment included in the sale is as follows-

2 meter open fronted chiller

Card display shelving

Counter

Scratch card dispenser

Lottery terminal

Cigarette gantry

Shelving and racks

Glass display cabinet

Till

Yankee Candle section

To the rear of the store is a large store area with a kitchen and toilet facilities. There is also parking for staff and access for deliveries. Free parking is to the front of the store.

The business is 1450 sq.- feet.

There is an A3 licence for the premise, allowing for potential to change the use of the building.
Tenure
We are advised the business is leasehold

New lease available on negotiation.

Rent: £450 per week.

Freehold option available.
Hours
The business opens:-

Monday-Saturday: 6am – 6pm

Sunday: Closed
staff
The business is run and managed by the owner with the help of 4 members of staff.
Financial profile
We are advised that the business is currently turning over £289,000 as per 2015 accounts with a gross profit circa of 17%.

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Nearby transport

  • Singer (1.1 miles)
  • Dalmuir (1.3 miles)
  • Drumry (1.5 miles)
  • Glasgow Airport (3.8 miles)
  • Glasgow Prestwick Airport (29.6 miles)
  • Edinburgh Airport (40.2 miles)
  • Yoker Ferry Terminal (2.7 miles)
  • Renfrew Ferry Terminal (2.8 miles)
  • Braehead Shopping Centre Ferry Landing (3.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Edinbarnet Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Kilbowie Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • Carleith Primary School (0.9 miles)
  • The Choices Programme (0.3 miles)
  • St Peter the Apostle High School (0.8 miles)
  • Clydebank College (0.9 miles)
  • Kilpatrick School (1.1 miles)
  • Jordanhill School (3.8 miles)
  • The High School of Glasgow (3.9 miles)
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