Buy the Coles where Hobart’s rich list shops

Thursday 1 March 2018

Written by Adrian Ballantyne, Real Commercial

Property buyers in Tasmania have clamoured for homes in prestigious Sandy Bay for years, and now those same investors can buy the suburb’s supermarket.

The Coles supermarket in Sandy Bay, Tasmania, is up for sale

The Coles supermarket in Sandy Bay, Tasmania, is up for sale

The Coles supermarket in the state’s most upmarket locale has been listed for sale, with buyers able to secure the prime retail offering just a few hundred metres from the Hobart waterfront.

Sandy Bay has consistently been Tasmania’s most expensive suburb in which to purchase a home in recent years and the supermarket is expected to be similarly sought after, with its lease to Coles potentially running through to 2038.

The freestanding outlet recently underwent a $2.2 million upgrade and spans 2729sqm on a 4065sqm corner site with 100 on-site car parks.

The Coles supermarket in Sandy Bay, Tasmania, is up for sale

The supermarket enjoys a prime position in Hobart

It currently returns net annual rent of $728,000, which will increase to $787,000 later this year.

Burgess Rawson director Raoul Holderhead, who is marketing the property with colleague Billy Holderhead and Knight Frank’s Matthew Wright, says the supermarket consistently delivers strong sales.

“This store is a super trader with sales consistently above sales threshold and growing at more than 5% average until (the) 2017 upgrade,” Holderhead says.

The supermarket is for sale via expressions of interest, which closes on March 22.

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