109-year-old Nelson snooker hall for sale

A 109-year-old snooker hall in Nelson is on the market for just £37,500 after the owner decided to sell up and retire.

"The Alec" in Nelson. (pic: Alan J Picken)
"The Alec" in Nelson. (pic: Alan J Picken)

Having started life as the Alexandra Billiard Hall in 1908, the Alexandra Snooker Club on Holme Street is being advertised by Alan J Picken, a Business Transfer Agents specialising in the acquisition and sale of businesses in Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the North East.

Barely four minutes' walk away from the train station, the Edwardian club - known affectionately as "The Alec" was refurbished in 1988, with Alan J Picken claiming that the club takes in £71,000 per annum - £31,000 from snooker tables and £40,000 from wet sales and food - offering the potential for a gross profit of 50% on investment.

"Business opportunities of this calibre and at this advantageous price are the exception," read the Alan J Picken website. "We therefore strongly recommend that genuine purchasers view early in order to avoid disappointment."