Are you a bit of an Alan Sugar or Richard Branson, or even a newcomer looking to jump into the big world of business?If either of these sounds like you, then we’ve got just what you need. Currently, there are a number of businesses for sale across Coventry – which means you could get stuck in to take the business world by storm. There are too many to list them all, so we’ve put together a list of just some of the businesses currently up for grabs, all of which could change your life, or your bank account. If you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth or a grumbling stomach, these will be right up your alley, because in this one we’re focusing on food and drink establishments. Milkshake and smoothie bar As city centre as you can get, the Love Shake milkshake bar in West Orchards Shopping Centre is the first one our list. Located in the recently refurbished food court, Loveshake serves all manner of milkshakes, smoothies and hot chocolates. Mixing sweet treats together with milk, all kinds of weird and wonderful combinations are on the menu.
Loveshake is located in the food court at West Orchards
The business has been in place since 2010, and with a solid customer base in an area with an annual footfall of over four million, the leasehold price of this property is £75,000. It is believed that there are eight years left on the lease, with a break clause available after three years. More information can be found here. Independent coffee shop Moving a little outside the city centre for the moment, we head to Mount Nod to take a look at this independent coffee shop. Located in a prominent position as part of a small parade of shops on Alderminster Road, the Serene Lounge has only been up and running for 14 months, but has proven to be a popular addition to the city. The equipment and fixtures and fittings within were all new when established, and are included within the sale price of £74,950.
The Serene Lounge in Coventry
According to the property listing, the coffee shop is known for its hand crafted coffee, speciality teas, frappes, thick shakes, smoothies, craft beers, wines, soft drinks, afternoon tea with prosecco, breakfast menu, sandwiches, toasties, panini, lunch specials, soup, jacket potatoes, cakes and ice creams. The business has a premises licence to serve alcohol. All of the information can be found here.
More from the city centre
Pretzel kiosk From one side of the city to another, we head up to the Arena Park shopping centre for this one – a pretzel kiosk. Situated directly outside the entrance to Tesco Arena Park, footfall to Auntie Anne’s is guaranteed. Part of an American franchise which has had a presence in the city since 1988, this particular branch has been in place for over three years.
Auntie Anne’s is located outside Tesco at Arena Park, Coventry
The fixtures and fittings are included in the price, at the outlet which serves a range of sweet and savoury pretzels, pretzel dogs, fresh lemonade, slush drinks, coffees and dips. It is being advertised with a leasehold price of £82,950, and more on this can be found here. Chippy Who doesn’t love a chippy tea? The only thing that could be better would be running your own fish and chip shop, and right now, you can. Chip Butty, located on Ansty Road is up for sale for the leasehold price of £70,000. The longstanding business is believed to have an excellent reputation, having been established in 1930.
Chip Butty, Coventry
There are but a few rival food establishments in that area, and with many houses, a large potential customer base. With potential for later opening times and advertising on sites such as JustEat, there is a lot on offer with this one. Everything you need to know is right here. Butchers Have a butchers at this. Inside Coventy Retail Market is G Boakes, a butchers which has been established on site for 35 years. The most recent operator has decided to semi-retire, and for a leasehold price of £65,000, it could be yours to run.
The butchers is located just inside the market
(Image: Duncan Gibbons)
As well as its prime location, it comes with all the fixtures and fittings. Chaplin Bond, who have brought the butchers to market, have said that it would be ideal for a Halal, African or European butchers. Find out more here.
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