At a Glance:
- General store also functioning as the local supermarket
- Licensed post office & Bank Agency
- Holds a Retail Liquor Merchant (bottle shop) licence
- Received a Government Grant which was invested in a new commercial kitchen & other upgrades
- Currently trading short hours & would benefit from longer opening hours
This is a classic country general store and includes the local supermarket (selling meat, groceries, fruit, vegetable, deli and hardware lines), is a licenced Post Office, has a Bottle Shop Liquor Licence and offers take away food. It is also a bank agency (which includes an ANZ ATM) and is an outlet for local artists.
The business is an enigma; it offers so much but has yet to reach its potential. As the town’s only supermarket, it could expand its product range and stock levels to better service both locals and travellers seeking to replenish supplies on their journey. It has a brand-new commercial kitchen that would be the pride of any small business which currently isn’t being utilised, thus the scope to improve the dine in and take away food lines is exponential.
In 2016/17 and 2017/18 the business received a Government Grant of over $300,000 for upgrades. This money was invested on the full commercial kitchen, new toilet facilities (male, female and disabled) and substantial renovations to the property in general.
Currently trading a short 41 hours per week, with some tweaks to the operation of the business and longer trading hours, the promise this business holds is both simple and staggering. This business is perfect for a family looking for a genuine opportunity to become part of a rural community and with some focus and commitment, the Hawker General Store could reinforce its status as the hub of the local community.
Simon Winter 0419 828 689