1/10/2023 | Retail

Spar branded convenience store in Sunderland sold

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to announce the sale of a local Spar & Post Office in High Barnes, Sunderland.


The local retail business is situated in a highly sought-after area of Sunderland and benefits from steady residential trade. Previous owners, Peter and Denise Gordon, ran the shop with family and staff for over 14 years, and decided to sell due to other business commitments.

The store has been purchased by experienced retailer, Shamas Ajaib, who intends to make his own mark on the business going forward. Shamas comments on the sale, “I would like to say a big thank you to all of the Christie & Co team for their help, guiding me step by step to completion. The process was made extremely easy, and I was very satisfied with the service provided.”

The previous owners Peter and Denise comment, “We would like to thank Andy Birnie and the team at Christie & Co for all their help to achieve the sale of our business."

Andrew Birnie, Director at Christie & Co handled the sale and comments, “I have previously sold another Spar store for Peter a few years ago so I’m delighted to announce a second successful completion on his behalf. Being in an area of dense population and just around the corner from Sunderland Royal hospital, the business attracts plenty customers. I wish Mr Ajaib the best of luck with plans to improve the shop and I hope that Peter and Denise enjoy having only one business to deal with now on a day-to-day basis.”

The business was sold at an undisclosed price.

For further information on this press release, contact:      

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager

P: 020 7227 0794 or E: bronte.hughes@christie.com

Contact the agent:

Andrew Birnie, Senior Business Agent - Hospitality Scotland

M: 07734 553 272 or E: andrew.birnie@christie.com

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