Hundreds got in touch via social media to share their good wishes for the future and to express their sadness that the town was losing a staple eaterie. Now, the freehold is listed by commercial estate agents Mundy’s for £190,000.
At the junction of Boston Road and Southgate – two of the main routes into the town – the property has become a central landmark in the town. In the listing, an estate agent wrote about Sleaford: “[It] has a good range of local amenities and facilities to include local and national retail outlets, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctors, dentists, various schools and sports and leisure clubs.
“The town is well-served by the A15 and A17 main roads which bypass it to the west and north respectively and there is a railway station located on the Nottingham to Skegness line, with connections also to Lincoln to the north.” The floor plan includes the main L-shaped shopfloor and a kitchen.
It would be available to let at £8,500 a year, with the current gross rental income set at £9,300. Above the café are two self-contained one-bedroom flats.
They are each let on separate tenancy agreements. After announcing the closure, the owners declined to elaborate further when contacted.