Not a Butcher, No problem. The current owner will train! Located in a charming Minnesota town between the Minneapolis St. Paul Metro area and Wisconsin, this retail Butcher Shop has been in business for 15 years. Over the years the seller has built a very loyal customer base which visits the store for fresh meats, frozen prepared foods, deli items and some bakery and assorted products. With over 2,500 square feet the shop has had a local lunchtime following in the past which will stop in for delicious sandwiches over their lunch.
The shop is located in a very accessible and easy to find small strip mall on the main road in town. The owner has been operating a dine-in deli in addition to the retail food and meat market. There is ample room to bring in sides of beef to process for retail sale, but the current owner has been bringing in product in smaller portions that require less time to prep for sale and results in less waste.
Although a food service license is required for the business there is none needed to be a butcher. The owner is willing to take the right individual and train them in the technical skills to operate the business and become a butcher.
After 15 years of building the business, the current owner would like to start easing into retirement by selling the retail meat market portion of his business while retaining the catering and deer processing business and company name at a separate location in another city. This gives the new owner the opportunity to enjoy and grow the current customer base. The businesses were split over a year ago so that the prospective buyer can see exceptionally clean financials on the business during this time frame.
From Monday through Saturday 10 -6, the owner and his staff of 2 full time and 5 part time operate the store. A new owner could grow the business is so many ways such as expanding the operating hours, changing the focus of the products to meet a different niche such as gourmet and organic food to refreshing the store to gain a greater foothold in prepared fresh food that can be taken home for dinner to heat and serving.