12/16/2021 | Restaurants

Owners of popular riverside café in Knaresborough seek new operator

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, is delighted to bring The Black Mulberry to the open market on a leasehold basis. This presents a fantastic opportunity for an operator to acquire a lease on new negotiable terms, to operate this well-established café business in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

The Black Mulberry is set along Knaresborough’s iconic Waterside, with views across the river. From this prime position, the modern and bright café enjoys a high level of footfall and has become a go-to for breakfast, lunch, cakes and coffees whilst walking along the river. 

The current owner, Alex Chaytor established the cafe in 2015 and having built it into a reputable and high trading business over the years, felt the time was right to step away from the day-to-day operations, whilst retaining the freehold property. She has decided to create a new lease and seek an enthusiastic leasehold operator to take the reins.

Alex comments, “Since purchasing the business I’ve had some really wonderful times here with my team. The business really does have such potential to increase trade. For instance, due to family commitments, I have never utilised the alcohol license or extended the restaurant trading hours into the evening. The timing is right for me now to step away from the business, whilst retaining the freehold and I am open to negotiations on new lease terms to the right operator.”

Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, adds, “I’m really excited to introduce The Black Mulberry to the open market. After discussing with my client for some time, she is now ready to sell the business by way of a new leasehold agreement. This is a fantastic opportunity for a regional or experienced independent operator to take over a well-established and high trading business in a prime Knaresborough location, with guaranteed local and tourist footfall every day. I look forward to engaging with prospective experienced operators.”

The new leasehold for The Black Mulberry is available for £195,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Executive
M: +44 (0) 7721 420 656 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:
Sam Ashton, Senior Business Agent – Licensed & Hospitality

M: +44 (0) 7732 497 878 or E: sam.ashton@christie.com

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