Description

Located in the beautiful Thompson / Nicola region of British Columbia, in a small community, this destination gift store has been operating since 1967. It has earned a reputation recognized by visitors from all over the world and is a regular stop for many bus tours and summer travellers.

This historic gift shop offers a wide variety of items including; jade, semi precious stones and one of a kind carvings. The gift shop also offers a number of unique gifts, souvenirs, moccasins, greeting cards, & more.

Offered as a turn-key operation, it provides a good basis for a family operation, is BC PNP eligible, and has several opportunities for expansion. Growth opportunities include; developing an on-line store for the higher margin jewelry items, expanding the jewelry and clock repair service, expand the custom offerings. An artistic buyer with craftsman skills could expand the current line of jewelry.

The business is ideal for an owner-operator and includes; all equipment, shelving, display cases, inventory, & operating name. The sellers are willing to provide the purchaser a first right of refusal to purchase the land & building at a later date or to purchase the land & building through a separate transaction.

The business has a long history and has been in operation since 1967. The current owners have operated the business for the past 30 years and are seeking retirement. The gift shop is well kept and in good repair, has 2000 sq. ft. of organized retail space, office & storage space on the main floor and 1000 sq ft basement area currently used for storage.

A computerized bar code system helps to keep the businesses books and records organized. The equipment includes; grinding machines, rock saws, engraving equipment, and specialty stone cutting equipment as to allow on site demonstrations and customization work.

The seller has agreed to assist the incoming buyer with 4 weeks of operational training and will also be available for consultation after the operational training completes. If needed the seller is open to providing additional assistance past the first 4 weeks for a negotiated salary.

A $20,000 vendor take back is available for qualified buyers!

Posted Jul 28, 2016

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