"Ye old general store " Home, lifestyle and business.
"Ye old general store " - Home, lifestyle and business.
Would this be Tasmania's oldest continually running general store and post office here at South Arm, just 30 minutes to Hobart, on Metro bus services, close to government primary school, sports oval, playground and the most popular boat/launching ramp in the whole peninsula.
What an amazing opportunity has arrived in this wonderful seaside community, as now after 15 years of operating this terrific freehold business, it's time for the current owners to retire and give another lucky couple a chance to enjoy the benefits of owning this Federation style building, which comprises a spacious, 3 double bedroom home with a conjoined post office, general store, petrol and diesel pumps, takeaways, hardware and general goods ... In fact, it carries a terrific assortment of cooking items and condiments, as this area has a tradition of home made cakes and pies due to its CWA and church group links over the years.
The Post Office section is busy, as there are no letter boxes in the area - a tradition that the majority of residents feel is a great way of meeting up and it's obviously great for new people making friends and safe delivery of parcels plus relative freedom of junk mail.
A current staff member is licensed by Australia Post to operate the facility. The new owner would need to be approved and complete a course to obtain a license.
The shop area is one big room with a sectioned area used for the banking /post office, complete with mail "pigeon holes".
There is a separate kitchen for food preparation and takeaway cooking.
It has a good name for its fish and chips and other selections. The commercial kitchen was not shown in the photos as there is a
brand new replacement kitchen ordered for installation after Christmas.
The shop is just one part of the equation and the lovely old house is mostly Federation styling, with high Baltic pine ceilings and walls and old oak flooring under the carpet.
As a real estate consultant, I consider the pricing of the property as approximately half and half.
The rear yards are very private and lovely with classic fruit trees plus there is a fantastic outdoor party courtyard with a covered area and easy access to the recently rebuilt bathroom and separate toilet.
The house has three main bedrooms; one with a large walk-in robe and the remaining extra-sized bedrooms have built-ins.
There is also an undeveloped room of 3.2sqm x 2.5sqm approximately off the lounge shown on the plan as a storage room, that could be an additional bedroom or extra living room if required. The second kitchen has a family room off. The laundry is situated near the bathroom and toilet and as mentioned before, in an ideal position to the great courtyard. There is a double garage and other outbuildings on the block.
I have been going to the shop for over 45 years, so I know it has always been a successful business and in this friendly seaside suburb it would be a great place to buy a business, house and lifestyle all in one.
Further information can be supplied and inspections will be strictly by appointment at suitable times to the current owners.
The information contained herein has been supplied to us and we have no reason to doubt its accuracy, however, cannot guarantee it. Accordingly, all interested parties should make their own enquiries to verify this
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