Stoke’s Black Cat shops up for sale


Nelson’s iconic ‘Black Cat’ shops are up for sale for the first time in more than half a century. 

The block of four shops on Annesbrook Drive are currently home to Black Cat Tummy Station, Black Cat Vintage, Black Cat Super 7 and Black Cat Hair Design, and have been in the same ownership since 1963. They will be auctioned on December 10 at 2pm. A spokesperson from Summit Real Estate, who is marketing the property, says that properties like this are “rare” and don’t come around very often.

“It’s quite an interesting free-hold with a few potential streams of revenue, and it’s pretty exciting from the sellers point of view as it’s got some high sentimental value.”

They say they have already received lots of “good solid enquiry” in the listing, which has only been up for a week. As well as the Black Cat, another “super rare” piece of commercial land will be auctioned on the same day at 12pm in the hub of Richmond. Summit says the current car yard at 201 Queen St is “golden mile land” and is one of the only pieces of land like it on the street.