The Chester franchise of the Spavens party venue and confectionery has gone on sale.
The current owners of the Hoole store have asked Blacks Business Brokers to find a new operator to take over the business.
Spavens Chester operates from two floors of a two-story local on Hoole Road, the lower level housing a traditional confectionery and two upstairs craft rooms that host children’s parties, parties between girls and other groups.
The Spavens brand hails from Mold, North Wales, where it has been around for over 30 years, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the Chester franchise was started by friends Clare Barlow, Jude Jones and Debbie Horncastle after the trio spent an afternoon at the Mold store and I noticed a sign announcing the opportunity to start a new franchise.
Having established the Chester franchise and developed a strong loyal following, Ms. Barlow now believes the business would be better suited to owning an individual or a family.
She indicated that, since the reopening of the Covid securely after containment, bookings for craft rooms have strongly resumed, and that for several weeks during the summer school holidays they were full.
The business is sold fully equipped with a range of confectionery and catering equipment, including a cotton candy machine, pancake machines and an ice cream freezer.
It also comes with a pottery kiln for baking customers’ ceramic creations and a bespoke candy cart that allows the store to sell its products at fairs and other events.
The owners are looking for offers of around Â£ 75,000 to take over the Spavens franchise and lease on the property.
The leasehold property also carries an annual rent of Â£ 16,000.
In addition, a monthly franchise fee is payable to Spavens Mold, which is calculated based on sales on a sliding scale.
Callum Pollard, Head of Customer Service at Blacks Business Brokers, said: âOur clients have done a fantastic job establishing Spavens in Chester and have received strong support from the franchisors in Mold, who have given them the opportunity to adapt the model to take advantage of it. local market conditions while remaining true to the original brand.
âIt’s a profitable business with many strings to its bow, from basic confectionery to children’s craft activities and evening ceramic take-out sessions for adults. His mobile candy cart will also provide an additional source of income when public events resume.
âFranchisors really show solidarity and will provide all the help a new owner needs. This is a fabulous opportunity and I expect a lot of interest.