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06 June 2016 | Retail

South West operator to take on three Weston-super-Mare stores

Specialist business property advisor, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of three popular convenience stores in Weston-super-Mare.

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The three Spar-branded stores, which are located on Milton Road, Kelston Road and Ebdon Road, have been operated by the Parker brothers - Tony, Nigel and Adrian - for over 30 years.
The shops have been purchased by Central Convenience Stores, lead by Tony Start and Steve Wilkinson, which has been trading since 2012 and already operates 78 convenience stores and forecourts across the south west and Dorset.

Dave Morris, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Bristol office brokered the sale on behalf of the vendors and said, “This set of stores received a lot of interest from potential buyers, showing the high level of interest in retail opportunities that we have seen in Somerset since the start of the year. After a busy marketing period, Central Convenience Stores were successful in securing all three businesses.”

Tony Parker commented, “We are pleased to be handing over the stores to Central Convenience Stores, who I am sure will continue to serve the local community as we have for almost 30 years. We would like to thank Christie & Co for their assistance with the sale.”

Steve Wilkinson and Tony Start of Central Convenience Stores said, “This is an excellent acquisition for Central Convenience Stores that now puts the number of stores and forecourts that we operate at 81.”

Tony Start added, “We have been planning to enter the North Somerset retail market for some time, and these three stores in Weston-super-Mare have provided the perfect opportunity for us to do so.”