Business Overview

Successful wine and liquor store in western Chicago suburbs with lottery ticket sales is ready for its next owner.

Excellent strip center location on high traffic road has recently expanded its hours to include opening on Sunday as customer activity has increased in recent months.

Increased marketing including enhanced web site presence – plus delivery partners Uber, GrubHub and Drizly – provides new owner tremendous upside potential (monthly liquor sales have grown from $18K in January to over $40K consistently since July).

Store fixtures/equipment ($25,000) are included in the asking price but inventory (about $120,000) is additional.

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  • Asking Price: $225,000
  • Cash Flow: $113,820
  • Gross Revenue: $627,030
  • FF&E: $25,000
  • Inventory: $120,000
  • Inventory Included: N/A
  • Established: N/A

Detailed Information

  • Property Owned or Leased:N/A
  • Property Included:N/A
  • Building Square Footage:1,600
  • Lot Size:N/A
  • Total Number of Employees:2
  • Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment:N/A
Is Support & Training Included:

4 weeks

Purpose For Selling:


Additional Info

The deal won't include inventory valued at $120,000*, which ins't included in the listing price.

The business has 2 employees and is situated in a building with estimated square footage of 1,600 sq ft.
The real estate is leased by the business for $2,733 per Month

Why is the Current Owner Selling The Business?

There are all sorts of reasons why people decide to sell operating businesses. Nonetheless, the real factor vs the one they say to you might be 2 entirely different things. For instance, they might state "I have a lot of other obligations" or "I am retiring". For numerous sellers, these reasons are valid. But, for some, these may just be reasons to try to hide the reality of changing demographics, increased competitors, recent decrease in profits, or an array of various other reasons. This is why it is extremely important that you not depend completely on a vendor's word, yet instead, utilize the seller's solution along with your overall due diligence. This will paint a more practical image of the business's existing scenario.

Existing Debts and Future Obligations

If the existing entity is in debt, which lots of businesses are, then you will have reason to consider this when valuating/preparing your offer. Numerous businesses take out loans so as to cover things such as inventory, payroll, accounts payable, etc. Remember that sometimes this can mean that revenue margins are too tight. Lots of businesses come under a revolving door of taking on debt as a way to pay back various other loans. Along with debts, there may additionally be future commitments to think about. There might be an outstanding lease on equipment or the structure where the business resides. The business might have existing contracts with suppliers that need to be fulfilled or might result in penalties if canceled early.

Understanding the Customer Base, Competition and Area Demographics

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