Its corporate owner has put the Spar store in the centre of the village of Tanterton, near Preston in Lancashire, on the market because it no longer fits the company's profits criteria. That said, the business represents a considerable opportunity for an owner-operator, said agent Christie & Co, which is inviting offers for the freehold. In the heart of the busy residential community, which is located some distance from any large multiple outlet, the purpose-built unit enjoys a virtual monopoly. It trades primarily as a licensed c-store and is an agent for the lottery. Retail area extends to some 2,000 sq ft. Latest accounts show annual turnover running at over £1m a year. {{PROPERTY }}