4/12/2023 | Retail

Established local convenience store in East Lothian seeks new tenant

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell Port Seton News, an established convenience store located in the centre of Port Seton, a small fishing village in East Lothian, Scotland.


Situated on Links Road, the main thoroughfare alongside the town’s promenade, Port Seton News is surrounded by a large mix of residential and commercial properties and benefits from the high footfall in the area. The store has a loyal customer base and enjoys strong seasonal trade due to its proximity to the local holiday park. 

The business is currently operated by Mr and Mrs Mahmood and has come to the market so they can focus on other interests. This presents an outstanding opportunity for a new owner to acquire a successful leasehold business in a thriving community.

Liam Bain, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “With consistent weekly sales that increase in the summer months, the business provides a good foundation to work from. Turnover could be increased by extending opening hours, refreshing the internal space to improve the grocery offering, obtaining an alcohol license, providing a hot food to-go option and increasing the current services being offered.

“Due to the store’s location, we believe this could be a great lifestyle change opportunity for the right individual and strongly recommend viewing this business to appreciate the opportunity in full.”

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com  

Contact the agent:

Liam Bain, Business Agent – Retail Scotland
M: 07732 602 268 or E: liam.bain@christie.com   

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