Aylesford News & Stores’ location in a busy housing development attracts a high level of passing trade from residents, as well those visiting from the surrounding areas due to a lack of local competition. The store’s internal area is well equipped with a range of refrigerators and display shelving and offers a vast array of convenience goods, including newspapers and magazines, alcohol, tobacco and food to go, as well as National Lottery services. It also provides considerable scope for development by adding additional product lines.
Additionally, the property provides a spacious four bedroom flat, with a lounge, kitchen, dining room, bathroom and private garden, making this an ideal opportunity for a new, family orientated operator.
Current owner, Mayur Amin has owned Aylesford News & Stores for the past 34 years and is now looking to sell the business in order to focus on other interests. He comments, “The store has served me well over the past 34 years. Now is the right time to sell and using Jack at Christie & Co was the obvious choice as he has sold a number of businesses in the local area over the past few years.”
Jack Dudley, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Maidstone office is handling the sale and comments, “This freehold store provides a great opportunity for someone wishing to purchase a village store which enjoys good levels of turnover. Situated in the heart of the village in an excellent trading position, Aylesford News & Stores is a valuable village asset and is heavily relied on in the community.
“The convenience store market continues to be very busy with single, regional and corporate operators actively looking for new acquisitions, so we expect strong levels of interest in this business.”
Christie & Co is seeking £495,000 for the freehold interest in Aylesford News & Stores.