Boutique grocer QE Foodstores premises sold by Savills in Milsons Point

Boutique grocer QE Foodstores premises sold by Savills in Milsons Point
Boutique grocer QE Foodstores premises sold by Savills in Milsons Point

The Milson Point's QE Foodstores premises have been sold for $6 million.

QE has other stores in Balmain, Camperdown, Darlinghurst, Newtown, Randwick, Waterloo and Waverley.

The shopfront at 88 Alfred Street was listed with $5.5 million hopes in November, through Savills agents David Hickey, Tom Tuxworth and Nick Tuxworth.

They expected interest from local, interstate and offshore investors.

Boutique grocer QE Foodstores premises sold by Savills in Milsons Point

The property has a new 10 year lease, with two five-year options.

On its listing Hickey said the lease and strong annual increases will attract buyers looking for secure, super-prime investments in the sub $10 million category. 

“Throughout 2018, we have seen a weight of capital chasing retail properties in prime locations, particularly in highly populated and affluent inner-urban and suburban areas," Hickey said.

“Investors are certainly looking for quality over quantity in the current market, and 88 Alfred Street fits that category.”  

“QE Foodstores took a strategic view on the local Milsons Point, Kirribilli, McMahons Point and Blues Point precinct when they noticed the community had been starved of a quality supermarket for a very long period of time,” Hickey said.

“The business decided to venture to Sydney’s North Shore and open its ninth grocery store to cater to this pent-up demand for fresh, quality and artisan produce.

Boutique grocer QE Foodstores premises sold by Savills in Milsons Point

“At 88 Alfred Street, the store benefits from being situated in Sydney’s second most-liveable suburb, only a 10-minute walk from the Sydney CBD and North Sydney.” 

Hickey said QE Foodstores appealed directly to a growing number of affluent Baby Boomer and Millennial shoppers, “who shop more frequently with smaller basket sizes”. 

“These shoppers demand personalisation, special services and quality products, which is what QE Foodstores has strived to deliver since opening its first store 16 years ago,” he said.

“The owners’ goal is to keep growing and provide a great range of products and services to many more Sydney neighbourhoods.

“They are constantly on the lookout for new sites in the inner city and east, and they’re now very seriously considering additional sites on the Lower North Shore.”

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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