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16 September 2016 | Retail

Thornton-Cleveleys looking to welcome new operator to empty site

A recently refurbished vacant unit in the town centre of Thornton-Cleveleys has been brought to the market by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co.

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The unit, which was built approximately 10 years ago and housed the former Sugar Sugar Bar & Restaurant, occupies a prominent position in the popular tourist town.

Now the unit has become available, it offers a blank canvas for anyone in the surrounding area or further afield to set up a business in the town centre to cater for the year-round tourists and locals – whether it’s an art gallery, a gift shop or a new concept bar or cafe.

The building is arranged over two floors and offers a potential trading area of circa 2,500 sq. ft. with full height glass picture windows and air conditioning on both floors.

The property has undergone a meticulous renovation programme and has benefited from a full rewire, a newly created outdoor seating area and a redecoration.

Marc Silcock, Business Agent at Christie & Co’s Manchester office who is handling the sale, comments, “The current owner has gone to great lengths to refurbish the premises which now has the potential for a number of uses subject to planning permission. The site therefore offers a fantastic opportunity for any prospective owner to capitalise on the large local population and the seasonal tourist trade in the coastal town.

“Thornton and Cleveleys share an interesting and varied history, with Thornton being mentioned in the Doomsday Book, and Cleveleys’ history dating back to the 19th century when Mr Cleveleys built a hotel there to accommodate the growing number of tourists in the area.

“Today, the area is famous for its miles of beaches which attract visitors of all ages. Whatever a new operator chooses to do with the site, it is safe to say that the business will benefit from the myriad of visitors in the area.”

The site offers both a freehold and leasehold option with Christie & Co seeking an asking price of £325,000 for the freehold and Nil Premium for the leasehold with an annual rent of £30,000.