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Stuart Street, Millport, Isle Of Cumbrae

Offers over £ 265,000

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Amenities and Features

Other Features
Energy Performance Certificate Band E
Established surrounding businesses - public house,restaurant,gift shops, amusement arcade, deli and chocolate maker
Fully equipped upgraded kitchen and appliances
Occupying a prime seafront location in Millport Town Centre, Harbour & amenities
Refurbished tenement - new roof, pointing, guttering, painting
Street licence for outdoor seating
The business benefits from healthy year round trade

Description

T H E R I T Z C A F E

26 STUART STREET, MILLPORT KA28 0AJ, ISLE OF CUMBRAE

PRICE: OFFERS OVER £265,000
SOUGHT FOR HERITABLE PROPERTY; FIXTURES & FITTINGS; GOODWILL;
STOCK IN TRADE WILL BE ADDITIONAL AT VALUATION.

The iconic RITZ CAFE MILLPORT is up for sale and offers a unique opportunity to purchase a piece of Millport history, acquire an established expansive business, create a lifestyle change on the popular Scottish Holiday Isle of Cumbrae, off the West Coast of Scotland.

Key features
• The Ritz occupies a prime seafront location in Millport Town Centre close to the Harbour and
Quayhead and all amenities
• famous not only for its historic Retro 1960s layout and decor but also its delicious ice cream
• the business benefits from a healthy all year-round trade via local residents and a busy tourist
season
• Street licence for outdoor seating across large shop frontage
• the tenement property 24/26 Stuart Street in the last year has undergone a full refurbishment of
new roof, exterior pointing, guttering and painting
• Energy Performance Certificate Band E
• Established surrounding businesses include popular public house, restaurant, gift shops, amusement arcade, deli and chocolate maker.

The Ritz Cafe is located on the ground level of an extremely well maintained three storey traditional terraced property and comprises two front access doors, large front counter and displays, extensive booth style seating offering 80-90 covers: to the rear of the seating area there is an open service area and access to large fully equipped upgraded kitchen; dish washing and storage facility (former ice cream factory area), further storage and access to rear and communal gardens. Externally there is an outside toilet with wash hand basin and two large outbuildings, one housing several freezers. Outdoor can hold 3/4 small tables at the front of the cafe. The Cafe will be sold fully equipped incorporating all seating, shelving, displays, all kitchen appliances .
Viewing Highly Recommended.

FROBT OF BUILDING + TWO MAIN DOOR ENTRANCES

frontage 8.5m (frontage 27’10”)
TWO MAIN DOOR ENTRANCES WITH FRONTAGE OF 8.5m
Double storm doors to both the extensive seating and serving counter and display units. Two large picture windows overlooking the seafront affording superb sea views across the River Clyde, Quayhead and Harbour. The front counter houses range • Lincat Boiler and Commercial Drinks Blender • Under counter Glass Front Fridge • Polar Double Door Drinks Fridge • Napoli 7 Ice cream Display Freezer (with 7 storage spaces) • Edoni Vertical Ice Cream Mixer with 5 Storage Drums • Eclipse Coffee Machine • Coffee Grinder • Shelved storage • Extensive wall shelving

DINING AREA inc. COUNTER AREA

8.5m x 9.5m (27’10” x 31’2″)
DINING AREA 8.5m x 9.5m
Laid out in 1960s style “Booth” layout encompassing a mixture of seating totalling approximately 80-90 covers. with original c1960s panelled walls, concrete tiled flooring.
The business, one of the few in town, has a licence for outdoor seating, allowing a further 10/12 Covers.

KITCHEN

4.8m x 2.74m (15’8″ x 8’11”)
KITCHEN 4.8m x 2.74m
Located beyond the open shop, the fully equipped kitchen, recently upgraded, comprises stainless steel work surfaces together with a wide range of quality stainless steel appliances, inbuilt grills and industrial extractor hoods. Wipeable plastic Wet walls and anti-slip vinyl covered concrete flooring. Externally there is an upgraded extraction system to comply with local building regulation with speed-controlled

SHOP INTERIOR STORAGE

SHOP INTERIOR STORAGE
Across the whole shop premises there are various spacious storage areas:

Storage area/Dishwashing (at rear of kitchen) 4.6m x 3m at widest
Skylight and three double-glazed windows. Located beyond the kitchen rests dishwashing facilities, worktop space and currently housing large freezers and ice cream making machine

Storage area (at rear of dining area) 3.3m x 3.7m
This enclosed area lies behind the dining area, with ample floor to ceiling wooden shelving. There is also a safe and a further area under the communal stairs for further storage of items.

EXTERIOR STORAGE/OUTBUILDINGS

EXTERIOR / OUTBUILDINGS STORAGE
Wooden Shed 1 (towards back of the communal garden area) 5.94m x 2.97m

This storage area houses a variety of freezer units and shelving for further storage of supplies etc. Power supply to this area.

Outhouse (situated near main building) 2.9m x 2.64m

(Although we have sole use, this is a communal out-building with several other flats in the building) This has ample floor to ceiling wooden shelving for supplies.

Exterior toilet 2.3m x 1.65m

This has both disabled and baby changing facilities in addition to toilet and wash-hand basin; although this is only used by staff or for emergencies.

CAFE FOOTPRINT – image

Footprint of Cafe highlighting both dining area, kitchen and storage.

The Ritz Cafe poses an attractive business venture, ripe for improvement and development with much untapped potential. The easily run business would be ideal for a couple/family and could offer a lifestyle change in one of the most beautiful areas of Scotland.
The seaside Town of Millport is just a 10-minute ferry journey from Largs and offers a variety of local services including Primary School, Health Centre, Cottage Hospital, Library, golf course, bowling green and award-winning blue flag beach. Glasgow is around an hour away and there are regular public transport connections available from Largs to Glasgow, Ayr, Paisley and the West of Scotland. The Island population stands at approximately 1200, increasing significantly from March to October with tourists.
The Ritz Cafe is a healthy viable business*, significantly developed by the current proprietors over their 11 years of ownership and offers an excellent business opportunity in the Magical Isle of Cumbrae. Millport Town at this time is undergoing improvement works with coastal flood defence works, creation of breakwaters, encouraging more boat visitors and tourists. The Millport Town Hall renovation is under way, which will offer another community facility.
Viewing is highly recommended.
*Note: Sales figures may be made available to serious genuine parties only.

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