Sheffield butchers presents prime retail opportunity

A top-brand independent butcher shop in Sheffield has been put up for sale, following its long-term meat man's decision to retire.

Roy McKenna has decided to put the Bridge Farm Shop on Montrose Road, Carterknowle up for sale after 22 years of owning it, having first bought it for just £20,000. The building has been a popular landmark in the area ever since, establishing roaring return trade from local individuals and businesses.

Lucy Crapper, from the auctioneers handling the sale, Blundells Auction House, said it would be a perfect opportunity for someone looking to set up a shop or a take away - or even to keep it going as a butchers.

"This is a rare opportunity for someone to acquire exceptional premises in a popular Sheffield suburb," she said. "The unit is situated next to a greengrocer's and a newsagent's and could easily be converted into a shop or takeaway, subject to planning consent."

The lot for sale includes cold stores and larders, and there is communal street parking at the front and back of the store. It is to be auctioned at Sheffield Park Hotel from 2pm on Tuesday, July 12, with a guide price of £50,000 to £70,000.