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Restaurant/cafe for sale

£19,999

5B Lichfield Road, Stafford ST17

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Property description

Business
There has been a cafe business in this position for approximately twenty years, our client purchased in August 2016 and totally refurbished the entire premises as well as rebranding and making the business more upmarket.

This is a reluctant sale prompted only by the owners wish to move abroad and start a similar business in sunnier climates.

The business sells breakfasts, panini, hot and cold snacks and lunches, daily specials, salads and hot and cold drinks, baguettes and sandwiches, children's meals, homemade cakes and pastries. A sandwich round and delivery service is also provided to the local area.

Reasons to improve

Extend the opening hours perhaps opening as a bistro in the evenings.

Website with online menus.

Consider Just Eat/ Hungry House type offerings.

Maximise the use of social media.

Develop the existing outside catering arm of the business particularly corporate.

Advertising and marketing campaign.

Location
Cafe Sireno is located in Stafford, Staffordshire.

Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire in the West Midlands of England, it lies approximately 16 miles north of Wolverhampton, 18 miles south of Stoke On Trent and 24 miles north west of Birmingham. The town centre Guildhall shopping centre, close to this business is the town’s main shopping venue housing more than 40 retail stores.

Stafford Train Station is a short walk away and is a stop for Virgin trains on the West Coast Main line enabling easy commuting to London (Euston) and Liverpool, the station is also served by trains from West Country Trains, London Midland and Arriva trains Wales.

Junctions 13 and 14 of the M6 motorway provide access to the town therefore the cities of Birmingham and Manchester are easily reached. The A34 also runs through the centre of town.

The business is well signed in distinctive livery having been fully refurbished in the last six months or so. There is on street parking nearby and other car parks within easy walking distance.
Premises
The business occupies the ground floor of a period building in a mid-terraced position, alongside other complimentary businesses.

Cafe

Beautifully presented and maintained, recently redecorated throughout in striking colours. Floor to ceiling windows and glazed door to front creating a light airy and inviting interior.

Wood effect laminate flooring, high ceilings with two feature fans, tongue and groove panelling to dado height, chairs and tables providing 16 covers although there is space for 20 if required by removing the current children's section. Bespoke counter with marble effect worktop and space for till with generous wrapping area, glass fronted drinks chiller. Chalked menu boards and specially commissioned wall graphics.

Kitchen

Behind the counter is a door way into a comprehensively equipped and immaculately presented kitchen.

Kitchen equipment-

Twin stainless sink and drainer

Hand wash basin

Freestanding Zanussi cooker with halogen hob and fan oven beneath

Lincat griddle

Four pot Bain Marie

Single fryer

Panini maker

Six slot commercial toaster

Morphy Richards slow cooker

Sharp microwave

Six pot salad bar

Kettle

Full extraction system with stainless steel canopy

Perimeter shelving

Two stainless steel under counter commercial fridges with a generous run of worktop above.

Freezer/dry goods room

Following through from the kitchen is a rear freezer room housing a chest freezer, upright fridge and upright freezer. A door to the side leads to a shared rear yard with two allocated parking spaces.
Tenure
We are advised leasehold.

The original term was for three years so there is still approximately two and a half years.

The rent is £6480 per annum.

There are currently no business rates payable.

Landlord would be happy to renegotiate the lease if required by a new owner.
Hours
Monday to Saturday: 8am - 3.30pm

The business would definitely benefit from longer opening hours.
Staff
The business is run and managed by the owner with the help of two-part time members of staff.
Financial profile
The owner advises a turnover of approximately £62,400 per annum.
Extra notes
Reasons to buy

Ideal owner managed or husband and wife business.

Fully refurbished throughout making this an ideal Turn key business.

Real opportunity to increase turnover significantly, current owner running at a pace.

The owner advises that a new cinema is to be built nearby and 70 builders will be working on it, the owner has already spoken to the site manager about providing meals so this should have a massive impact on turnover.

Minimal running costs with extremely low rent and no business rates.

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Nearby transport

  • Stafford (0.3 miles)
  • Penkridge (5.5 miles)
  • Stone (Staffs) (7.5 miles)
  • Birmingham International Airport (28.7 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (32.9 miles)
  • Manchester International Airport (38.6 miles)
  • Woodside Birkenhead Ferry Terminal (55.3 miles)
  • Liverpool Pier Head Ferry Terminal (55.5 miles)
  • Liverpool Isle of Man & Dublin Terminal (55.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • St Austin's Catholic (VA) Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • St Paul's CofE (C) Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • John Wheeldon Primary Academy (0.8 miles)
  • Wolgarston High School (5.7 miles)
  • The Rural Enterprise Academy (7.0 miles)
  • Alleyne's Academy (7.5 miles)
  • Blessed William Howard Catholic School (0.4 miles)
  • King Edward VI High School (0.9 miles)
  • Stafford Manor High School (1.2 miles)
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