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Retail premises for sale

£49,999

10 Anson Street, Rugeley WS15

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Property description

Business
Ann Murray Dry Cleaners was established by the current owners in 2004 and is a well-known and popular business with many regular customers. The business is now reluctantly being sold due to the owner’s desire to enjoy a well-earned retirement.

The business owners have over 70 years experience in the Dry Cleaning business and specialise in the cleaning of Bridal and prom dresses, curtain cleaning, executive hand finishing of formal suits, trousers, dresses and shirts etc.

The business has a website and a Facebook page with a visible presence on the internet.

Scope for improvement

Maximise the use of social media

Advertising and marketing campaign

Introduce a collection and delivery service

Extend the opening hours

Explore specialist laundry apps such as Laundrapp

location
Rugeley is a historic market town in Staffordshire, situated between the towns of Stafford, Cannock, Lichfield and Uttoxeter. Rugeley has two railway stations and a regular hourly service to London via Lichfield, Nuneaton, Rugby, Milton Keynes and to Crewe via Stafford and Stoke on Trent. The major roads into Rugeley are the A460 from Cannock and the A51 Lichfield to Stone.

In August 2011 Amazon opened a 700,000 . Fulfilment centre on Towers Park creating approximately 900 jobs as well as generating a large pool of seasonal work around Christmas; bringing in daily heavy trade.

The business is situated in the town centre in a pedestrian shopping district with lots of foot fall, there is free on street parking just around the corner and town centre car parks within a few minutes’ walk. The business is immaculately presented and well signed with A board signs outside to drive customers into the shop.
Premises
The business is presented and maintained to the highest possible standard.

Shop

Windows and glazed door to front creating a light airy interior, suspended ceiling with concealed lighting, bespoke counter with glass top, epos till and generous wrapping area, hanging rails for garments.

Behind the counter is an open plan Dry Cleaning area which is of a generous size, light and airy with the following equipment, Viet Varioset finishing table, Camptel scissor press, Camptel steam cabinet, Bowe P5 3 tank, 2 eco filter dry cleaning machine, Sidi spotting table, air compressor, bagging machine and lots of hanging rails.

There is a kitchenette and a WC with hand wash basin.

Rear storeroom

With window to rear and perimeter shelving, a door leads to a rear gravelled area with parking for two cars and stairs to the first-floor accommodation.

First floor

To the first and second floor is good sized owner’s accommodation with a large lounge, kitchen and two storerooms to the first floor, two bedrooms and a large bathroom to the second. The accommodation has many period features such as sash windows and offers letting potential if not required as living accommodation.
Tenure
We are advised Leasehold sale.

The lease was originally for 5 years.

There are two years remaining as of 2017.

The rent is £9,700 per annum which includes the buildings insurance.

We are advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a lease with the purchaser.

There are no business rates currently payable.
Hours
Monday: 9am - 5.30pm

Tuesday: 7.30am - 5.30pm

Wednesday: 9am - 1pm

Thursday: 9am - 1pm

Friday: 9am - 5.30pm

Saturday: 9am - 1pm

Sunday: Closed
staff
The business is owner managed and run by the two current owners.
Financial profile
The business reported a turnover of just over £41,000 in 2016 with a healthy gross profit of approximately 98%.
Extra notes
Reasons to buy

Well established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers.

Ideal husband and wife business.

Includes generous living accommodation or immediate rental income.

Minimal running costs with low rent and no business rates.

Current owners happy to offer a handover.

Little or no competition locally.

Real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, current owners been running at a pace to suit.

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Nearby transport

  • Rugeley Town (0.5 miles)
  • Rugeley Trent Valley (0.7 miles)
  • Hednesford (4.5 miles)
  • Birmingham International Airport (22.7 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (25.9 miles)
  • Coventry Airport (33.2 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (62.6 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (62.7 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (62.8 miles)

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  • Chancel Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Churchfield CofE (C) Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary School (0.6 miles)
  • Oaklands College Hillcrest (5.5 miles)
  • South Staffordshire College (6.3 miles)
  • Wolgarston High School (7.3 miles)
  • The Hart School (0.6 miles)
  • St Bede's School (2.0 miles)
  • Rugeley School (2.8 miles)
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