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24 October 2019 | Retail

Christie & Co bring to market Cornish convenience store

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Pod Stores, a Londis branded convenience store located in Egloshayle, near Wadebridge in Cornwall.

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Wadebridge has become well known in recent years due to an increase in tourists bringing further footfall through the village. The store is positioned 300 yards from the historic Camel Trail and River Camel, which was once a thriving river port. Pod Stores is ideally situated in the village amongst the local community, with the local tennis club, football and cricket pitches directly opposite the shop. It benefits from the A39 which runs through Wadebridge and connects Cornwall, Devon and Somerset together across the Westcountry's north coastline. Pod stores is seven miles east of Padstow and seven miles south of Rock.
 
Pod Stores trades as a Londis branded convenience store and off licence in a high footfall area with a wide range of products available. The business has been operated as a convenience store for c.100 years, during which time it has developed a loyal customer base, which has propelled the business to its current position. Constant investment in the shop has made it an attractive, well run operation perfect for both new and experienced operators.
 
Our clients, Steve and Suzanne Hurst, have run Pod Stores for 17 years, and during this time they have made significant improvements to the business. They are selling the business to focus on other interests. They comment, “This has been a great journey for us however we feel now is the right time to move on to our next project. We purchased the business 17 years ago and have enjoyed every moment of owning it. The location is ideal being so close to several beaches and good access to the A30 too.”
Kai Salam, Business Agent at Christie & Co comments, “This store presents a great opportunity for a new purchaser to own and run a successful lifestyle business in a beautiful location. With a lovely three-bedroom maisonette above it provides spacious living arrangementsm, whilst having the benefit of a strong convenience store business below.”

Christie & Co are seeking offers in excess of £400,000 for the freehold interest in Pod Stores.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Fiona Fieldhouse, Head of Corporate Communications
P: 020 7227 0793 or E: fiona.fieldhouse@christie.com