The café trades from a former storage room within the station’s main building. The space was transformed by the current owner into a very practical serving unit that makes superb use of the available space.
The serving counter is open plan and is able to stock a wide range of goods as well as offering a good sized workspace for up to two people.
There is space for up to 10 seats outside the café and directly on the platform.
Intelligent Business Transfer are excited to offer to the market this exciting opportunity to purchase a café with a quirky location.
This well positioned café operates from the platform of Chorley Train Station and gains huge trade from the high level of commuters who use the Lancashire train route. The business has only been trading a year and has been entirely staff ran since inception.
Since it was established the business has had a high and consistent level of turnover for its size. The café trades from a former store room within the platform’s main building and is able to use an unlimited amount of platform space for seating, and queueing at busy times.
The business has a popular range of food and drink, ranging from takeaway coffees through to more substantial meals. Because of the unrivalled position of the business, the prices are profitable and provide around 80% gross profits. Further to this, there is an extremely fair agreement with Network Rail who favour the business tremendously. The café has extremely minimal rent and is almost overhead free.
The business is currently entirely staff run which affects net profit negatively. In the hands of an owner operator the business would easily return over £17,000 in profits. This can clearly be demonstrated upon study of the well-kept books.
The business is very well fitted and stocked and is ready for immediate trade. The current owner has done an excellent job in transforming a disused space into a busy and bustling rail side café. The owner is now wishing to sell in order to focus on other opportunities.