A HALESOWEN newsagents is up for sale for £270k after the owner who has been running the shop for the last 15 years decided to move on.

Shell Corner Off Licence & Newsagents, is in a "prominent position" on Long Lane and has a self-contained two-bedroom flat above which is included in the sale.

The sales notes from agent Hilton Smythe state that the shop, which generates an annual turnover of £199,899, is run by the owner and his wife with the help of a part-time member of staff.

They state that "it is a well established newsagents and convenience store with a renowned reputation amongst local residents.

"This is a superb opportunity to take on a high turnover local business in an area teeming with customers."

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There has been a newsagents at the site since the 30s with the current owner running the business for the last 15 years.

The details state: "The business had been a real labour of love for him.

"The business is now being sold, albeit reluctantly and with a heavy heart only due to health issues and a desire to pursue a change of direction.

"The vendor is keen to see his beloved newsagents cum off licence pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

"Shell Corner Off Licence & Newsagents is situated in a prominent corner position and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses and thus benefits from high levels of footfall and passing trade along with regular custom."

The shop is licensed to sell beer, wine and spirits and has an ATM machine and a takeaway coffee machine, a Payzone terminal, a Lotto terminal, UPS parcel service and a dry cleaning franchise.

It is the only shop in Halesowen to be an official partner of Games Workshop so can sell any Warhammer products.

The shop has an a stock room, an office, a kitchen, and a toilet - on the first-floor there's a self-contained two-bedroom flat.

It has a nine camera CCTV system and a monitored alarm system and is exempt from business rates.

Its hours are Monday to Friday 5am till 9pm; and Saturday and Sundays 6am till 9pm.

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