The Southampton commercial properties on the market right now include restaurants, cafe's and pubs - to name a few. 

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, businesses are really starting to feel the pinch.

Even before covid-19 took hold, the high streets were seeing a decline and there were a record number of empty units. 

In 2019 there was a net closure of 9,169 retail premises across the UK, according to the latest statistics. 

On a more positive note, now could be the ideal time to make your dream business a reality. 

Here are five of the commercial properties for sale in Southampton right now: 

Platform Tavern - SO14


Daily Echo:

The busy and fun-loving pub, the Platform Tavern, is sadly up for sale after more than 20 years with the same owner. 

Having bought the pub in 1997 from the Southampton City Council, the current owner has developed the pub into a successful business. 

However with the pub trade growing ever-tougher the landlord has decided to sell the iconic watering hole. 

Part of the building dates back to 1350 and the pub was features in the movie Titanic.

The substantial mid-terraced property can serve up to 70 covers and benefits from a beer cellar and outside seating. 

Arranged over the first and second floors is the owner's accomodation which comprises three bedrooms and two bathrooms. 

The annual turnover in 2018 was £559,617 net of VAT. 

The Oxford Brasserie - SO14


Daily Echo:

This large, end-of-terrace restaurant on Oxford Street is close to Ocean Village and the Harbour Hotel. 

The restaurant can provide seating for approximately 60 people with a bar and fully fitted trading kitchen. 

There is also a basement, cold room and storage facilities. 

For more information visit Rightmove

161-171 Shirley Road - SO15


Daily Echo:

In the popular and densely populated residential area of Shirley is this large highstreet shop and two maisonettes. 

The property comprises a ground floor retail shop, with part ground and first floor residential accommodation.

The ground floor retail shop benefits from double pane glass frontage and electric shutters.

Both three-bedroom maisonettes are accessed from the rear and are described as being in need of cosmetic refurbishment. 

The Courtyard - SO15


Daily Echo:

This city centre property is close to all amenities and has planning permission for 12 residential apartments. 

The three story property is of period design but does not fall into the listed category, like many on Carlton Crescent.

There are period sash windows throughout the two buildings which surround an open courtyard. 

For more information visit Rightmove

Jackpot Cafe - SO17


Daily Echo:

This bustling and thriving little cafe on Portswood Road has been with the same owner since 2010. 

The property has been operating as a traditional English cafe for more than 38 years and has built up a loyal customer base.

In a prime location in this residential area Jackpot Cafe has an annual turnover of £63,015 and operates with low overheads.

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