Award-winning seafood shop sure to lure buyers
IT'S an award-winning store with the best prawns you'll ever taste and it's on the market.
Smithy's Seafood, at 4 Enterprise Road, Boyne Island, is listed for sale through LJ Hooker Tannum Sands and all offers will be considered.
Owner Brenda Smith said the little orange and blue shop is very close to her heart.
Her husband and co-owner of the shop Ken Smith died recently and Brenda is ready to move on, wanting to spend more time with her grandchildren.
"We have owned it for nine years," she said.
"My husband built it from the ground up, pretty much from scratch.
"With the help our great fishermen and trawler men we've been able to keep it going.
"It's all from our local Queensland area, our fish and prawns," Mrs Smith said.
Smithy's Seafood is immensely popular with the public.
It is one of the only remaining fresh seafood outlets left in the Boyne/Tannum region.
"The local people support you in every way," Mrs Smith said.
She said 99% of the customers were her friends.
"It's like a corner store," she said.
"People come in and have a chat for 20 minutes.
"They don't just walk in and walk out like a supermarket.
"We have the best seafood in Queensland here.
After looking at the Sydney market, we are really lucky here.
"A lot of our supply from Queensland goes to New South Wales because we have the best."
Mrs Smith's store was voted a finalist for the Best Retail Display at the Retailer Display Awards Competition in Sydney recently.
I own all the equipment here so whoever buys it will get my freezers, two cold rooms and cabinets.
There are plenty of appealing features at the shop, with one of the biggest drawcards being fully furnished.
"This shop can be open seven days a week," she said.
"I dropped the price because I want to move on.
"I own all the equipment here so whoever buys it will get my freezers, two cold rooms and cabinets.
Sales consultant at LJ Hooker Tannum Sands Jenny Branthwaite said the property was a good buy.
"It's a great spot because it's near Riverstone Rise," she said.
"It's a great family business and has huge potential to grow."
Mrs Branthwaite said the business had a mobile van that could be hired out for parties.
"In this climate with jobs uncertain, it's definitely a good little business and you can be your own boss," she said.
"There's no real fish and chip shop left in Tannum Sands because the new establishment on the beach demolished the old one.
"I think the best thing to do is to keep it for selling seafood. I would love to keep the fish going."