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Retail premises for sale

£44,950

144 College Road, Liverpool L23

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Property description

Business
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well established and busy florist business, which is ideally located in Crosby, Merseyside.

The old established business has been in our clients’ careful ownership since 2002. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business currently operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £120,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.

The business provides a wide range of commercial and personal bespoke floral designs with a diverse customer base, which includes local schools, doctors’ surgeries and care homes, as well as being the main nominated supplier to two local undertakers, which brings in a lot of regular repeat business throughout the year.

The business stocks a wide range of fresh flowers and floral displays, as well as a small range of accessories, such as vases, glass wear, plants and small gifts. Our clients also offer a free delivery service within the local area. The business supplies flowers to between 25 – 35 weddings per year.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area for the high quality of the goods and services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a high volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover by extending the opening hours to take advantage of the early evening trade. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to promote the goods and service offered. The business already has a website in place to advertise the concern at , which we feel could benefit from online ordering facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this already thriving business to the next level; therefore early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

Location
Alexandra’s Florist occupies substantial ground floor premises, ideally located on the very busy College Road in Crosby, Merseyside. The business is surrounded by a wealth of complimentary shops and businesses, therefore benefiting from a very high volume of footfall and passing trade. The area is surrounded by densely populated residential districts, from which the business derives much of its trade. The business further benefits from on-street parking facilities to the front of the premises.

Crosby is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton in Merseyside, it is situated north of Bootle, south of Southport and west of Netherton. According to the 2001 census, the town had a residential population of 51,789. Crosby boasts several miles of beach, a marina, a number of parks and a large area of woodland, known as Ince Woods, it is also home to Antony Gormley’s art installation ‘Another Place’.

The area of the property is well served by the public transport service, with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the business. The nearest railway station is Blundellsands and Crosby, which is less than 10 minutes’ walk away. The area is also well served by the a-roads, with the A565 being within easy driving distance, which link to the vast a-road and motorway networks. Liverpool is approximately 6 miles away and Southport is 13½ miles away.
Premises
Substantial ground floor lock-up premises in an ideal trading location, briefly comprising:

Open plan retail area, purpose fitted with contemporary decor.

Fully tiled flooring.

2 x feature exposed brick walls.

Display wall shelving for various accessories.

Large open fronted display counter with electronic cash register and credit/debit card terminal.

Main flower preparation area with two workstations.

Kitchen with double bowl commercial sink unit with double drainer.

WC.

External:

On-street parking to front.
Tenure
We are advised Leasehold:

New lease to be negotiated.

Rent: £9,600 per annum
hours
The business is open:

Monday – Saturday: 9.00am – 5.30pm

Sunday: 10.00am – 2.00pm
staff
The business is owner run and managed with 2 x part time staff members.
Financial profile
The business generates a turnover in the region of £120,000 per annum, with a good gross profit.

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Nearby transport

  • Blundellsands & Crosby (0.3 miles)
  • Waterloo (Merseyside) (0.8 miles)
  • Hall Road (1.1 miles)
  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport (13.0 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (19.8 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (32.5 miles)
  • Liverpool Belfast Ferry Terminal Bootle (3.1 miles)
  • Seacombe Ferry Terminal (5.3 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (5.7 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Nicholas Church of England Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Ursuline Catholic Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • St Luke's Halsall Church of England Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • South Sefton College (2.1 miles)
  • Hugh Baird College (3.4 miles)
  • Everton Free School (4.2 miles)
  • Streatham Schools (0.2 miles)
  • St Mary's College (0.3 miles)
  • Merchant Taylors' Boys' School (0.3 miles)
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