Sweet treat set to open in Redditch, thanks to John Truslove

A new dessert shop is bringing a range of sweet treats to the heart of Redditch, served up with the assistance of property agents John Truslove.

Bakes & Shakes is the latest venture from businessman Farhan Khan and will open in one of Redditch town centre’s most prominent retail units – the corner building at the top of Unicorn Hill.

Mr Khan secured the lease on 940 sq ft at 2 Unicorn Hill – taking both the ground floor and the basement of the four-storey building – after contacting Ben Truslove, joint managing director at Redditch commercial property agents John Truslove.

“I’ve been running a mobile coffee business for the last few years but, after the impact of Covid on the festival and outside events industry over the last year, I decided to start something a bit more ‘bricks & mortar’,” said Mr Khan.

“I’ve been mulling over the idea of a dessert shop for a while but in Birmingham, where I’m from, the market is just saturated. I thought Redditch would be a better place to open – and it’s a very nice place to work and run a business.”

He added: “I was looking for suitable premises on various websites and spotted the premises on Unicorn Hill. I got in touch with Ben Truslove and he’s been great – really helpful, always responded to my calls and answered queries.

“We’re doing a lot of work on the premises to get them ready and hope to open sometime this autumn.”

Ben Truslove, at John Truslove, arranged a five year lease at £15,000 per annum with Mr Khan on behalf of the landlord.

He said: “This is a prominent unit at the heart of Redditch town centre, so it is ideal for a new business hoping to attract a lot of attention. Dessert shops have become extremely popular in recent years, and I am sure local people will find Bakes & Shakes to their taste.

“This is another example of John Truslove securing an excellent tenant on behalf of one of our landlord clients.”

Law firm Wildings represented Mr Khan.

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For more information, contact:

John Truslove, Daralbee House, Archer Road, Redditch, B98 8DJ

01527 584242

Editor’s Notes

Redditch-based chartered surveyors and valuers John Truslove was established by John Truslove in 1981 and has become the market leading independent agent for commercial property in North Worcestershire and North Warwickshire as well as the wider West Midlands.

The firm was named Most Active Agent in Worcestershire in the Radius Data Exchange survey produced in conjunction with EG, the commercial property market magazine.

Joint managing director Ian Parker was also named Worcestershire Dealmaker of the Year AND Warwickshire Dealmaker of the Year for 2020. The survey year, which runs from August to August, saw John Truslove record a 36% increase in deals negotiated over the 12 months.

Issued by Andy Skinner of ASAP PR, mobile 07990 978257.