May 14, 2014 4.56 pm This story is over 91 months old

Lincoln Steep Hill business goes up for sale

Bells for sale: Aspiring entrepreneurs have the opportunity to snap up a business premises on Steep Hill as Bell’s Cafe owners move on to a new venture.

Potential entrepreneurs have an opportunity to get a business unit in an iconic area of Lincoln, as the owners of Bell’s Cafe move on to a new venture.

Lincoln chartered surveyor Banks Long & Co are looking for a new enterprise to take on the business and lease, which is on the market at £80,000. The lease runs until July 2021.

The grade two-listed café premises on Steep Hill, has been run by Richie and Nic Bell for over two years as a tea and coffee house.

The business is fully licensed, has 38 covers and seating over two floors, although the premises extends over three.

The couple are looking forward to taking on a bigger catering-style project.

Richie Bell said: “This is a fabulous location in which to work. I came out of the RAF and joined my wife who had previously managed it, and we decided to take on the lease and drive it forward.

“We had dreamed of working together within the catering and hospitality sector and it’s marvellous to be based in such a fantastic location.

“The tea and coffee house has proved to be a brilliant place in which to “cut our teeth”, but an opportunity has cropped up for us to take on a much bigger project, out of town.

“Anyone looking at the premises now, will also have the benefit of taking them on as the tourist season gets into full swing.”

Banks Long & Co Director James Butcher added: “Mr and Mrs Bell’s hopes of securing another business enterprise have created a rare opportunity for someone to acquire a superb leasehold business opportunity in an historic part of the city.

“The tea and coffee house enjoys a prominent location at the top of Steep Hill and is very close to top tourist attractions, including Lincoln Cathedral and the Castle.

“This part of the city also benefits from attracting a mix of local shoppers and the tourist trade.”

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