Laois Nationalist — Landmark Stradbally retail for sale


The ‘For Sale’ sign has been installed on one of Stradbally’s most prolific commercial premises.

When complete, the sale will mark the end of an era at Stradbally and in particular for the Simpson family, with the announcement that store owner Ann Simpson is taking a well-deserved early retirement from retail.

The Simpson’s Gala in the heart of this quaint town is now officially on the market and given its business history and location, it is sure to attract plenty of attention for entrepreneurs and those with a keen entrepreneurial spirit.

The Simpson’s Gala sale presents a great opportunity to acquire a thriving retail business in the ever popular small town of Stradbally. This property is located on Main Street and within walking distance of the local primary school, preschools, churches and all local amenities. Stradbally is host to many international events including the World Plowing Championships, the Steam Preservation Rally, a number of equestrian events and of course the infamous Electric Picnic. Accommodation includes: Shop 10.00m x 10.00m (32.81ft x 32.81ft) Shop, includes deli/kitchen Office 2.20m x 3.75m (7.22ft x 12.30ft ) Office Storage 0.60 mx 3.00 m (1.97 ft x 9.84 ft) yard. Isolated, shelves, ceramic floor tiles. Walk-in freezer 2.00m x 1.50m (6.56ft x 4.92ft). The upstairs accommodation includes the residential area of ​​1,200 square feet but requires investment. The residential area benefits from having its own entrance from Main Street. Outside: Backyard with vehicular access from the main street. The property also benefits from ample free street parking. Services: Mains water, Mains drainage and broadband fiber. Included in the sale are fixtures and fittings (stock is not included) Directions: Simpson’s Gala is located on Main Street. Stradbally is located on the N80 (Carlow Road) and 10 km from Portlaoise and junctions 15 and 16 of the M7 motorway. The quaint little town of Stradbally offers many amenities including pharmacies, cafes, bars, restaurants, medical centre, churches, primary schools, nursery schools and nurseries, and hosts the Electric Picnic festival each year at Cosby Hall.

The property has an indicative price of €450,000.

The selling agent is John F O’Brien of Elite Estate Agents, 5 Annefield Terrace, Dublin Road, Portlaoise, Co Laois.

Call 057 86 66334 for an appointment to see.


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