NG on the menu as Clifton Bridge Cafe is sold

13th January 2014

One of Nottingham’s best-loved landmarks has been sold in a deal completed by NG Chartered Surveyors.

The Clifton Bridge Cafe has been sold by owner Susan Moran, who is retiring. Jonathon Seddon, partner at NG represented Susan on the deal, which will see a new Mercedes Benz Mertrux dealership being built on the well-established site, which is located on the A453, just off the A52 and between Clifton and Wilford.

The deal marks the end of an era for Susan, whose grandparents bought a house and small-holding and set up a tea room on the site – then in the countryside – in the 1920s. The Cafe has remained in family ownership ever since.

Susan said: “We sold our business and home with NG. Jonathan was always very approachable, professional and made the whole process that little easier.

“Leaving the place that I’d lived and worked at for over 25 years was always going to be a difficult and emotional but with the help of Jonathan it all went much more smoothly than I had expected. I would definitely recommend the company and would most certainly use them again if needed.”

Jonathon added: “It’s been a pleasure to work on a deal which will see such an historic site remain in commercial use. The Clifton Bridge Cafe was a landmark for many travelling into and out of Nottingham, and was very well known to the city’s residents. For the business to have survived for nearly 100 years is testament to the dedication of Susan and her family, and we wish her well in the future.

“The deal has gone through extremely smoothly, and I’d like to thank my colleagues acting for the purchasers for making Susan’s retirement such an easy one.”

Matthew Marshall at Mertrux said: “Mertrux are delighted to have acquired our new site in Nottingham, with over 43 year as a Mercedes Benz dealer, it was time to give our customers, once the building is completed, an ideal location to Mertrux and the services we offer.”

Jenny Clarke, associate director at Salloway, who acted for Mertrux said: “The site offers an ideal prominent location for my client and the transaction was concluded very swiftly. We see the location as a long term base for Mertrux with the aim to expand in the coming years.“

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