5 Popular Brick and Mortar Shop Ideas for 2023

With the rise of online shopping and eCommerce, it’s easy to overlook the importance of brick-and-mortar stores on the British high street. Going into town and indulging in a spot of retail therapy remains one of the most popular past times for customers across the country and physical shopping locations have seen a significant resurgence in recent years, following the national lockdown.

In this article, we look at some of the most popular types of retail shops in 2023, ideal if you're planning to start a new business and looking for shops to rent in Liverpool.

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Vape Shop

As people look to adopt a healthier and more cost-effective lifestyle, smoking is out and vaping is very much in. Vape shops are cropping up in high streets and town centres throughout the UK.

With so many products to choose from (both in terms of the vaping devices themselves and the e-liquids and accessories that go with them), this makes a walk-in vape shop a great place for new vapers to get advice and guidance on what’s best for them, and for experience vaping aficionados to find their preferred products.

Our shop unit on Belmont Road in Kent for example, was used as a vape shop before they moved into larger premises.

Coffee shop

Takeaway/Coffee Shop

One of the industries that managed to fare better than others during the pandemic was the takeaway food and drink sector. By offering delivery, curb-side pickup and other services, most managed to keep themselves afloat.

Now that life is back to normal, these shops continue to thrive, as millions of customers nationwide make their daily trip to enjoy a high quality coffee or a cheeky take-out.

Liquor store

Liquor Store

The brick-and-mortar alcohol retail market is a massive one and continues to do well year on year. With pub, club, and wine bar prices getting ever more expensive, it’s no wonder so many customers are choosing to buy their booze at a local off-licence.

Whether it's for a quiet night in, pre-loading before a night on the town, or even catering for an event such as a wedding reception, liquor stores remain in high demand.

Many liquor stores have reached a new market on home delivery apps, increasing their popularity and increasing their turnover.

Grocery store

Convenience/Grocery Store

While the major supermarkets continue to dominate the British town centre, high street grocery and convenience stores are seeing a resurgence, as more people are choosing to support their local retailers.

More flexible and agile than the big name supermarkets, convenience stores can stock items that appeal to their regular customers and offer a more personal and friendly shopping experience between main grocery shops.

Pet Shop

Pet Shop

Pets are the perfect antidote to the stresses and anxieties of modern life. Whether you’re selling rodents, reptiles, fishes, and other small animals, or simply stocking the feed, bedding, treats, and accessories, a pet shop is a sound investment in today’s climate. Britain is, after all, a nation of animal lovers, and we often lavish more attention on our furry friends than we do on each other.

Here at Centaur Properties we have a number of shops and retail units to rent in Liverpool. Call the team today on 0151 525 5569 to discuss your requirements, learn about the latest availability, and arrange a free viewing of any of our retail properties.