A double-fronted shop with full plate glass art-nouveau frontage and two entrances and upper floors, recently trading as an independent café, and ideal as a similar catering establishment or for other retail or showroom use.
Located in a prime pedestrian main street within the town centre, by the pathway to St. Mary's Way car park and next to Argos
This historical building, known as Hollingshead's after the hunting outfitters which occupied it for most of the last century and the sign which still adorns it, stands in a parade on the main shopping street running between two main stall markets at the Cattle Market and Market Place. It has a return frontage to an access to St Mary's Way shoppers' car park. Nearby traders include Argos, Rymans, Wilkinson and Edinburgh Wool. Principal market days are Tuesdays and Saturdays, but lesser markets also happen on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Net Internal Area: 2,273 sq ft (211 sq m)
Built Frontage: 27' 6"
Shop Width: 24' 9"
Shop Depth: 46' 3"
Sales Area: 1,130 sq ft
Accessible W.C. & Store: 110 sq ft
First Floor: 938 sq ft
Second Floor: about 500 sq ft
The property is currently arranged as a cafe providing ground floor seating space for approximately 40 covers fitted with an attractive serving bar/counter, ceramic tiled flooring and air conditioning. The Kitchen has wipe clean surfaces, a poured vinyl floor and an extractor hood ready to take occupier's fittings with food preparation area/storeroom. Rear fire escape. Accessible W.C, Store.
A staircase leads to a pleasant first floor bar and seating area offering further space for approximately 18 covers, with varnished wooden floor and traditional fireplace. In addition there are two large rooms with bay windows over-looking the front plus W.C. with two cubicles. Service staircase down to kitchen.
A second staircase leads to two further rooms providing rough storage.
VIEWING: Strictly by arrangement through Shouler & Son, Wilton Lodge, 1 Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE13 0UJ. Tel:- (01664) 410166
TERMS: A new internal (plus shop front) repairing and insuring lease is offered for a minimum term of 3 years.
PLANNING: The building is Grade II listed. The current use is A3, and change of use to A1 & A2 will also be allowed under permitted development, subject to prior approval. The landlord would also consider ancillary residential use of the upper floors. The ground floor has been two separate shops in the past.
VAT: VAT is not currently payable on the rent.
SERVICES: Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected. The service installations have not been tested by the agents. Prospective tenants should make their own enquiries.
RATEABLE VALUE: £15,000
EPC: This building is exempt from the requirement for an Energy Performance Certificate on the grounds that the property is Grade II Listed.
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