Central Bristol Unique Glass Art Gallery For Sale
A long established gallery/shop, the gallery was founded in 1987. In October 2006 the company was acquired by Creative Glass Guild, the UK’s leading specialist glass company, who have now decided to sell this excellent retail opportunity in order to focus on their other business interests.
Continuing the city’s glass heritage, the shop/gallery is a well known landmark thanks to its position at traffic lights near the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The gallery sells a range of Bristol Blue Glass pieces made in Bristol. These are available in a wide range of shapes and sizes, from paperweights to decanters. The premises are located at the top of Christmas Steps.
They also offer an engraving service, to personalise customers’ glass, for presentations, retirements and corporate orders.
The gallery is also renowned for its stained glass, fused glass and tiffany lamps. Made by a roster of local stained glass artisans. There is always a large selection of mirrors, lighting and hanging pieces on display to brighten up any room. There is scope to develop a commissions based sales business along side the retail outlet.
The expanding range of exquisite blown glass from local and national artists includes work from Peter Layton, Shakespeare Glass, Topglass, Glassstorm, Bristol Blue, Bath Aqua, Martin Andrews, alongside other national and local artists including Jo Downs, Pink House Glass, Love in Pockets, Alderson Glass and more.
There are a range of UK based artists and suppliers who supply the store, and scope to source new and exciting suppliers and develop the offering to customers.
There is always an extensive range of jewellery on show, from pendants to bracelets made by fantastic glass artists in many techniques, from the blowers at Bristol Blue Glass to fused and torch worked pieces. At Christmas sales are boosted by a seasonal-only range of Christmas decorations.
The aim is to stock pieces across all price ranges from a few pounds upwards. There is something for everyone at Bristol Handmade Glass. This well known and friendly shop is full of beautiful things that are a delight either to give or to receive.
The business occupies a highly-visible trading position in Perry Road close to the top of Christmas Steps, surrounded by a number of quality independent shops.
Attractive glazed frontage, recessed customer entrance door opening to the c600sq ft shop area with store-room, kitchen and staff facilities behind a partition.
Ample display shelving, divided into a number of sections with extensive, inviting product displays.
There is also the opportunity to extend the opening hours with Sunday trading and to develop a stained glass commission business which was once operated successfully from this store, alongside increasing the range and sales of the locally handmade stained glass decorative items from the roster of local suppliers.
TRADING HOURS: The business trades Monday to Saturday 10.00am through to 5.30pm.
Operated as a limited company by a family team, assisted by one full (5 day) and one part-time (1 Day – Saturdays) members of staff.
TAKINGS: Sales year 2017 £81,225. There is every reason to think this can be significantly increased under new ownership. Full financial information is available to serious applicants.
TENURE: Leasehold. Held on a 12 month rolling basis. It should be noted the premises are maintained and presented in good condition. Current rent £12,500pa
RATES: £2,602 per annum payable.
PRICE: £28,000 for the benefit of the Leasehold, Goodwill, Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment. Plus stock at valuation (approx £35-40,000).