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Barkers Longreach Retail, Business & Freehold

112 Eagle St, Longreach QLD 4730, Australia
$1,300,000.00 Newsagents / Business+Freehold
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Barkers Longreach. Own QLD History! 124yr business, part of Qld’s outback fabric. Literally situated in the heart of Longreach. Department Store servicing the great needs of over 80k travellers and locals. 

Rare freehold offered in the centre of the main street of Longreach.  While Longreach is considered the heart of outback Qld this opportunity is the heart of Longreach. 698mpiece of prime commercial freehold. 

Change your life for the better.  Country living and a solid 124yr old successful retail business.

Through droughts, floods and boom times this business has stood tall in the centre of Longreach servicing the locals and in more recent years the growing tourist trade.  With only a few owners in its whole history, each owner has become an important part of the town and outback community.

This is not just a successful business but a local institution! Ensuring you will be quickly introduced throughout the region and able to enjoy the welcoming country nature of Longreach and Central West Qld.

Couples retirement plans have created this rare opportunity.  Great staff and a business model that has adapted over time will ensure the next owner will have the best opportunity to make their mark of success in servicing the varied needs of the store’s customers.

Having begun as a newsagency the shop is now a true regional department store.  While news, stationery and Lotto make up a portion of sales the diversification has seen homewares, gifts, souvenirs become departments of strength for the business.  Add Toys and Hobbies on top of that with one of the most complete Lego stock lists to be found. Sponsoring an annual Lego competition further enhancing its place in the locals hearts.

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Golden Casket

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Office Choice – Office Supplies


Timing could not be more perfect. With tourist numbers booming as Australians have fallen in love with their own outback country and the international borders about to open and re-introduce international tourists keen for their taste of outback Australia. 

Local tourism bookings into 2023 gives confidence this tourism boom is only just getting started.

Key Business Points

    Freehold! Own your part of outback history with this rare commercial sale in the heart of Longreach. 

    124 yrs Business Success.  Resilience personified. This business has seen it all and is a respected part of the community.

    Diversified incomes!  No longer a newsagency now a true regional department store filling the retail void that specialist retailers can not do in regional towns.

    Great staff.  Current owners have trust and faith in the staff able to run the store.

    Great lifestyle. Current owners became part of the town fabric as can a new owner of this iconic store.

    Walk in Walk out – Everything to go, Business, Stock and Freehold Property!

    Only selling for retirement 

    Exclusive listing - contact Tony Hancock the agent immediately to begin your enquiry.

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Walk In Walk Out (WIWO)
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Business Established
124 Years