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Community-hub c-store in North Yorks comes to market

Central Stores Convenience Store in Sherburn, Malton, North Yorkshire, has been brought to market through Christie & Co, with a freehold price tag of £400k.

Established over 115 years ago, Central Stores is the hub of the local community, and is located in Sherburn, just to the south of the North York Moors National Park. Situated on the main street of the village, the store is in a prime location for local residents, staff from two nearby factories, school children, and passing tourists.

Included in the sale of the shop is a charming three-bedroom house with a large levelled lawned garden to the rear. This would be perfect to accommodate a lifestyle change for a family looking to leave the city and enjoy the semi-rural life, while also running a profitable business from home.

Current owner Ms Luke commented, “This business was ideal for me when I bought it. It is the bub to over 10 miles of surrounding villages who have no supermarket for 11 miles! There is a doctor’s surgery, fish and chip shop, post office and primary school which is 100 metres from the shop.

'This is a very profitable business for someone who wants to work full time or employ staff, some of which have been here for 13 years and are very reliable. There is a thriving community spirit here, new houses having been built and another 72 having passed planning.”

Andy Birnie, Director at Christie & Co, said, “Businesses like these are sought after from a wide variety of buyers as they are quite profitable and provide an enjoyable job and income, as well as the satisfaction of working for themselves.

'During times of uncertainty, these businesses don’t get as affected as those on the high street as they sell essential items which are needed regardless of the economy.

'A new owner may wish to diversify by introducing new products and services while retaining the core retail sales mix. The house also provides a lovely home and there is a great garden to the rear which is quite private and has two good outhouses.”