Batlow cafe on the market

The Batlow Café has closed, but the owners hope someone else will take on the takeaway store.

After two years running the Batlow Café, Theresa Heyen has decided to move on and is now looking for new licensees to take the reins.

The business is currently closed, but all equipment is still in place, meaning it is simply a matter of turning on amenities and stocking up for whoever wishes to take over.

Theresa ran the café on her own, and admitted that this was the main reason for her wanting a change of occupation.

“The café needs a family or couple to run it,” Theresa said.

“It was too hard as a sole trader; I was spending too much on wages and working myself into the ground.

“I have had a few people look at it over the last six months, but for varying reasons, no-one has committed.”

The franchise sells things including fish and chips, fast food, fried chicken, pizzas and coffee.

Theresa is willing to do a complete handover/

takeover and will offer training if required.

“I had some great staff at the café and we had some great laughs and times together,” Theresa said.

“I will miss seeing the regulars and having a chat with them all.

“A family, couple or partnership would definitely be best suited to run the café.

“People looking for a tree-change would be perfect,” she said.

Theresa is currently working for Glenn Soall Contracting in Tumut and she is also at the Visy Mill; she loves both these ventures.

Prospective owners will rent the café building and rent is pre-paid until March 2019.

The sale price includes all the equipment and fittings, which are worth over $100,000, and any remaining stock.

Rent is $150 a week and there is two and a half years left on the lease, with an option to renew for as long as you like.

The sale also includes an internally attached shopfront next door to the café, which can be used as a second business, an extension of the café, or as extra storage space.

“The café is a good business for the right people, it just didn’t work for me alone,” Theresa said.