According to agent Dowling Kerr, the Spar store in Humberstone Road, Leicester, is a "cracker of a business". With a well fitted retail area of 1,400 sq ft and the added benefit of a recently installed ATM cash machine, turnover is around £17,500 a week. The lottery adds a further £2,500 a week. Newsbill at cost is £700 a week. The shop draws most of its customers from an extensive residential estate at the rear. And, notes the agent, until 1998 the premises was used as a furniture shop ­ and new customers are still walking in the door. Asking price for the lease, which carries a current rent of £9,000 a year, is £185,000. {{PROPERTY }}

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