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11 June 2019 | Retail

Tearoom in Glasgow’s West End on the market for the first time in 20 years

Tchai-Ovna House of Tea, a popular café and tea room in the heart of Glasgow’s West End, is on the market through specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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The unique venue offers 100 worldwide teas, along with coffees, baked goods, vegetarian and Middle Eastern food, with seating for up to 40 covers across the open plan space, which has been split into two tea rooms, and an outside terrace with seating for an additional 15 covers.

Having built up a strong reputation over the years, the business has a loyal customer base, attracting tea enthusiasts, students, local residents and those visiting the bustling city. The café also occasionally hosts gigs and small music events, with the space providing for up to 70 guests standing.

After 20 years of operating the business, the current owners, Martin Fell and Kenneth Shand, have decided to put the tearoom on the market as they wish to pursue a new business venture. Martin comments, “Tchai-Ovna is a well established, much loved business and cultural hub based in the heart of the West End of Glasgow. We have built it up with TLC over the past 20 years but now feel it’s time to go to pastures new. It is a fantastic business opportunity with a great variety of products and a wide and loyal customer base. 

“Its uniqueness is its market edge and why it has remained prosperous and solid for so long, regardless of market fluctuations. It's an honour to be added to Christie & Co's roster.” 

Blair Smith, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Glasgow Office, who is handling the sale, comments, “Martin and Kenneth have built a fantastic business that attracts customers from all over the world due to its huge variety of teas. The business presents itself as a great opportunity for an owner operator or husband and wife team to expand the profitable business and continue to bring a high quality offering to the visitors and residents of Glasgow.”  

Tchai-Ovna House of Tea is on the market through Christie & Co at an asking price of £250,000 for the freehold going concern.