The owner of a famous Soho record store has put it up for sale on Ebay. On The Beat Records can be yours for just over a quarter of a million pounds. Get bidding.
Tim Derbyshire has posted a listing for the historical site in which he claims it is 'a vinyl treasure trove with a pulsing, groovin’ history steeped in its very walls. You can make history and take it over'.
For your money, you can own not only the shop but also all the fittings and stock. When you put it that way it sounds like a pretty good deal. According to Derbyshire, the perks include being able to "live the bohemian life, meet interesting people every day and the occasional pop or rock star."
Although the store is listed as 'profitable' on Ebay, the current owner warns that the anyone looking to take it over should be "at the stage in your life when you don’t have to worry about making money".
Encouragingly, it seems that more than the money, what the eccentric shop owner wants is someone to look after his store and love it as much as he has, saying: "I’ve given it my heart and soul for all these years but it’s time for me to step down and let another passionate music lover take over."
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