Cafe, Retail and Cellar Door in Tourist Hot Spot
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What a fabulous multi-income stream business to make your own in the stunning tourist town of Montville on the Sunshine Coast.
Located on the main tourist route of the Blackall Ranges, Flaxton Barn is situated between Mapleton and Montville, 30 minutes from the coast and an hour from Brisbane airport. The Sunshine Coast is a favourite with holiday-makers and a growing tourist destination, attracting a huge number of international and national visitors every year.
Located in an old barn, which became a shop in 1969, Flaxton Barn comprises a country-style café, a retail section, gifts and antiques, and a wine cellar, and has level off-street parking at the front door, plus overflow parking at the side.
The café comes fully furnished with new flooring (still under warranty), kitchen, large cool room, freezers and a patio with marble tables and new umbrellas. Famous for its mouth-watering home-made scones and Granny's apple pie, the café seats up to 60 people - 35 on the verandah, overlooking the Blackall Ranges.
The gourmet retail section sells chutneys, chocolates, sauces, jams, premium coffees and teas, while the Cellar stocks wines by Settles Rise Winery and offers wine-tastings.
Tourists and locals alike love the range of unusual gifts, cards and stationery, eclectic books, kitchen and china ware, Tilley soaps and pamper products. Antiques are very popular and the range includes unusual furniture pieces, antique brass beds, telephones, china, plates, brass et cetera.
Due to the location, this business attracts plenty of passing traffic, as well as a wonderful repeat clientele of locals, tourists and group bookings, ranging from Car Club social days, motor bike rides, retirement home outings, tour groups, and special occasions.
At a glance:
- Staff of 6, including second-in-charge who runs the shop when owner takes time off
- Building itself is leased
- Current owner happy to provide training and negotiated handover
- Turnover $320,000 - $360,000
This business is established and unique, and offers product lines that are diverse and appealing, and different to other shops in the area, making this an excellent all-round investment.