Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Dawns Pantry Ltd.
There has been a food based business at these premises for thirty years plus, with the current owner successfully running the business for the last 2 years and is only selling due to a change of direction career wise.
The business has many regular customers and benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade. The business has good visibility on the internet with a Facebook page with 735 likes and enjoys good reviews.
We believe there could be several possibilities to increase turnover:-
Extend the opening hours by perhaps trading on a Sunday or opening as a bistro in the evenings
Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media
Promote the outside catering side of the business perhaps by offering Sunday lunches to older customers. There are two Mcarthy & Stone residential homes within easy walking distance
Offer a loyalty card /scheme
Develop a sandwich round to service local businesses.
Explore the possibility of using online delivery platforms such as Hungry House, Just Eat and delivery.
The business is situated in the City of Worcester.
The business is perfectly situated on a busy main road on the outskirts of the city and benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade and is positioned in a shopping parade alongside other complimentary retail businesses. There is free on street parking immediately outside the premises.
The business is just around the corner from Gheluvelt Park which is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War and is popular and well used by the residents of Worcester and their families. The business is beautifully presented and maintained and is well signed.
The area has excellent road connections with several Motorways and A roads serving the City and Worcester boasts two mainline train stations and regular network of bus services providing good public transport.
The business occupies the ground floor of a former Victorian mid terraced villa and comprises:
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light, airy and inviting interior, suspended ceiling with concealed lighting and spot lights, tiled floor, feature brick effect wallpapered walls with menu boards, wooden tables and chairs providing 10 covers internally with room for more if required, there are metal tables and chairs for use outside on warmer days. There is a four camera CCTV system which sends notifications to the owners smart phone.
Bespoke counter with generous run of worktop and till, glass pie warmer, hand wash basin with stainless steel splashbacks, coffee machine (rented at £85 per month on a transferable lease)
Open plan Kitchen
Immaculately presented and comprehensively equipped with stainless steel sink and drainer with useful storage beneath, perimeter shelving, Turbofan commercial oven, griddle, stainless steel extraction, 4 pot Bain Marie, Menumaster microwave oven, panini maker, twin basket fryer, upright freezer, upright refrigerator
Dry Goods Room
With perimeter shelving and chest freezer and door to a generous garden which is laid to lawn.
We are advised leasehold. With the current lease being arranged on a 12month rolling basis however, we are further advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
The rent is a very reasonable £7992 per annum and there are no business rates currently payable.
The business currently opens:-
Monday to Saturday 8.00am-3.00pm
The business is owner managed with the help of two part time members of staff.
The business reports a current turnover of just over £60,000 per annum.