Friday 30 November 2012

Shop For Sale In F Shed

A nut shop is for sale in F shed and the advertisement on gives a remarkably candid appraisal of the potential. Since the GFC there have been many articles written about food as the category most likely to survive the retail downturn. Traders may be interested in this opportunity to join the food “safety net”. The business is listed for sale at $67,000.

“Located in one of the most sought after areas in Victoria, this beautifully fitted out shop is ideally positioned in the heart of the Queen Victoria market. Situated in a corner spot of the middle isle within the heritage listed F shed of the queen Victoria market, this shop is well suited to attract all types of customers that pass through. With permission to sell snacks, dried fruit and gourmet nuts, as well as drinks you can hit the ground running selling all existing line items or if you have a killer idea you can re stock as you please (subject to market approval). The shop is fully fitted out with air conditioner, wash room, custom made display cabinets, cash register and electricity. This business is perfect for anyone who wants to tap into the huge customer traffic that goes through the market every day (estimated annual visitor traffic is around 9million people).
The shop is open every market day as well as every Wednesday night during the night market period (November - March) at no extra charge on the rent. Monthly rental including outgoings is approximately $3000 a month. The lease is for 5+5 years with 3 years into the first 5 years of the lease. We are selling the business as the owner has retired from the business at the start of this year.
Initial sales were around $2000 a week but have reduced to $1500 a week in the past year as the owner has retired and no one has been able to manage the business. The shop is in a great location and customers are abundant but it needs someone to manage it full-time to help increase the sales.”

30/11/2012 10:30:00 "Thanks to the trader who volunteered that he is already working with nuts at the market" - Ed