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Asking Price$77,858
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Café and Ceramics Studio in Town Centre Location
Location Bournemouth
Asking Price £ 50,000
Leasehold Premises

Asking price: Offers in the region of £50,000

Asking price includes:

Turnover circa £166,000 per annum
Busy town centre location
Unique style café
Free Wi-Fi
55 covers
Pottery sessions offered to schools
Commissioned pottery
Excellent reputation
Established regular customers
Excellent growth opportunities
Existing website
Business profile:
This is a unique style café and ceramics studio. Paint Your Own Pottery Studio concept has been around for about ten years. During this time it has become a very popular pastime and continues to be a favourite business to own. Formally part of a franchise this ceramics café now operates independently.

The concept is simple: the studio has tables and chairs laid out like a modern café where the customers sit and decorate pottery. The café also offers a wide range of snacks and beverages for 55 covers.

The Café also provides unglazed, undecorated pottery, called “bisque” ready to be painted. Customers use special ceramic paints to paint their own designs, when finished the studio staff apply the glaze over the design ready to be fired in the kiln to change it into real glazed pottery. The pottery side of the business caters very well to schools, and groups of people wishing to make their own pottery or even paint a ready made item.

This business also has a retail section for customers to buy the ready made and decorated pottery, in addition they offer a special service whereby a customer can commission a piece of work which would be a one off unique piece. Staffs are on hand to give friendly help and advice throughout the process. Customers come back to the studio in a few days to collect their fired ceramic piece and may be tempted to have another go!

This Ceramics Café appeals to a wide range of people; it is immensely popular with children and always attracts the interest of the accompanying parents. Birthday Parties are very popular not just for children but also for adults; hen parties are great fun! Corporate Events are a growing area of the business providing entertainment for clients and motivating staff. The business is busy all year round as it is also highly popular with the tourists visiting the picturesque town.

The Ceramics Café represents a unique business proposition; it is relatively inexpensive to run and has excellent profit potential. The new owner may choose to keep the current format of the business or choose to run it as only a café or only a ceramics studio
Facilities:The premises are leasehold, the lease is renewable and runs till 2015. The rent is £40,000 per annum, with rates of £15, 000 per annum. The café is glass fronted and is located just off the town square in a popular and easily visible location. The café caters for 55 covers. There is a pottery and retail counter, a kitchen, toilets with disabled and baby changing facilities, plus a kiln room, storage area and offices.
Competition:Currently the café does not undertake much in the form of advertising. The main business is generated from customer referrals, its busy location and word of mouth recommendations, bearing strong testimony to the ceramics café and excellent reputation. However the new owners would benefit from introducing an advertising and marketing strategy to reap greater rewards from the business
Training/Support:The owners will fully assist with hand over and training
Sale Reason:The owner would like to retire
Ad #50921
Seller Reference #AC297
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