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Traditional newsagents in the heart of Tranent on the market

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has been instructed to sell The Wee Shop in Tranent, East Lothian.

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Situated on Blawearie Road, in the heart of Tranent, the business is surrounded by a large mix of residential properties. The small town is supported by local amenities, and has a good selection of cafes, restaurants and the community Loch Centre.

Having built up a loyal customer base over many years, the business is in a good location to catch early morning commuters and is well established within the local community.  Providing a good selection of convenience foods, chilled food, soft drinks and confectionery, the business is relied upon by the locals in the area. The shop also benefits from strong seasonal trade from the local holiday park. 

The business has been run for 38 years by James Thomson who is now  selling to retire. James comments, “after these many years it is with mixed emotions that I am now retiring from the community that has kept me going through good and bad.  I will be sad to not see my customers when the shop sells.”.

With consistent weekly sales, the business provides a good foundation to work from and there is much potential for a new owner to develop the business further. By refreshing the internal space, obtaining an alcohol License, providing a hot food to-go option, a new owner could increase turnover. This opportunity would be ideal for a first time buyer who is looking to run their own business in a 'hands-on' manner.

Liam Bain, Business Agent at Christie & Co who is handling the sale, comments, “With consistent weekly sales, the business provides a good foundation to work from.  This is an outstanding opportunity to acquire a freehold business in a busy housing area.”

The Wee Shop is on the market on a Freehold basis, at £75,000.

For further information on this press release, contact:

Bronte Hughes, Corporate Communications Manager
P: 07721 420 656 or E:  

Contact the agent:

Liam Bain, Business Agent – Retail Scotland
M: 07732 602 268 or E:   

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