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Retail premises for sale

£38,500

149 Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9

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Property description

Business
Bordsley Pets and Aquatics Ltd is reputed to be the first and oldest pet shop in Birmingham, indeed there has been a similar type of business at these premises for at least 80 years. The current owner has run the business successfully and lucratively for the last 4 years and is reluctantly selling only so he can pursue his dream of working in the restaurant trade.

The business prides itself on offering the ultimate pet shop experience and it really is a paradise for pets and pet owners. The business sells small animals, fish, birds along with pet foods, treats, toys, collars and leads, cat litter, cages and aquariums.

The sale includes a quality website and the business enjoys great visibility on the with its own Facebook page with 476 likes and great reviews.

Scope to improve
Advertising and marketing campaign
Maximise the use of social media
Upgrade the current website to enable commerce
Introduce a loyalty card/ scheme
Consider an eBay shop or partnering with Amazon
Attend pet shows and exhibitions.

Location
Bordesley Green is an inner-city area of Birmingham about two miles east of the city centre, it also contains a road of the same name on which Bordesley Pets and Aquatics Ltd is situated.

Bordesley Green has an associated village, Bordesley Village within its ward. The village is home to the city’s football team, Birmingham City fc. Recently the village has seen several additions becoming the hub of the city’s new car sales, with premium firms such as Mercedes Benz, Audi and Infiniti as well as Volkswagen and Seat. The village also caters for the needs of shoppers offering a Morrison’s supermarket and fuel station and Iceland, as well as fashion outlets such as jd, Bank, Topshop and other shops such as Toys R Us, Poundland, B&M and many more nation companies.

Bordesley Pets & Aquatics Ltd is perfectly situated in the main shopping area alongside other complimentary retail businesses most of which are independents, the area is a particularly vibrant one and the business benefits from unusually high levels of footfall and passing trade.

The business is nicely presented and maintained with striking signage. There is free on street parking in the side streets near the business along with a number of inexpensive public car parks.

Premises
Bordesley Green is an inner-city area of Birmingham about two miles east of the city centre, it also contains a road of the same name on which Bordesley Pets and Aquatics Ltd is situated.

Bordesley Green has an associated village, Bordesley Village within its ward. The village is home to the city’s football team, Birmingham City fc. Recently the village has seen several additions becoming the hub of the city’s new car sales, with premium firms such as Mercedes Benz, Audi and Infiniti as well as Volkswagen and Seat. The village also caters for the needs of shoppers offering a Morrison’s supermarket and fuel station and Iceland, as well as fashion outlets such as jd, Bank, Topshop and other shops such as Toys R Us, Poundland, B&M and many more nation companies.

Bordesley Pets & Aquatics Ltd is perfectly situated in the main shopping area alongside other complimentary retail businesses most of which are independents, the area is a particularly vibrant one and the business benefits from unusually high levels of footfall and passing trade.

The business is nicely presented and maintained with striking signage. There is free on street parking in the side streets near the business along with a number of inexpensive public car parks.

Tenure
We are advised leasehold with approximately three years of the original 7 year lease remaining.

The rent is a very reasonable £9000 per annum which includes the two bed accommodation above.

We are further advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.

There are no business rates currently payable.

Hours
Monday to Saturday 10.00am -6.00pm
Sunday 12.30-4.30pm

Staff
The business is owner managed with the help of a part time member of staff.

Financial Profile

The business reports a current turnover of approximately £63,000 per annum.

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Nearby transport

  • Adderley Park (0.4 miles)
  • Small Heath (0.9 miles)
  • Bordesley (1.1 miles)
  • Birmingham International Airport (4.8 miles)
  • Coventry Airport (17.4 miles)
  • East Midlands Airport (33.0 miles)
  • Sharpness Old Docks (58.4 miles)
  • Lydney Harbour (59.8 miles)
  • Bristol Docks Ferry Landing (76.4 miles)

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  • Wyndcliffe Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Marlborough Infant School (0.3 miles)
  • Marlborough Junior School (0.3 miles)
  • Birmingham Ormiston Academy (1.5 miles)
  • CUL Academy Trust (1.9 miles)
  • East Birmingham Network Academy (2.1 miles)
  • Bordesley Green Girls' School & Sixth Form (0.3 miles)
  • Small Heath Leadership Academy (0.3 miles)
  • Al-Hijrah School (0.3 miles)
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