A POPULAR café has been placed on the market as its owner plans to retire following a 32-year stint on the seafront.

Dino’s Café, in Palmeira Avenue, Westcliff, is available to lease at £185,000 as its owners hunt for a new buyer to take over running the long-standing café.

Scott Nicholson Meek, senior business valuer for Bradleys Countrywide, is helping find a suitable new owner for the seafront business, ensuring it remains a big hit with visitors and tourists.

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Mr Nicholson Meek said: “A lot of things have changed over the years on the seafront, but the one thing that does remain is the volume of customers, old, new, amongst the steady flow of day trippers and tourists.

“Dino’s takes centre stage on the parade with its uninterrupted sea views which we really believe is the best trading position.

“If we could pick the ideal purchaser, we would love to see a new owner operate experience in the same longevity our client has, further building on that incredible reputation, and pushing the business to new heights with a renewed energy.

“We think it is a great buy. These units don’t often become available rarely in such a capacity where the owner has been trading 32 years.

“The location is premium, and the business has provided our client with a living to be able to retire.”

Dino’s Café is a family-run business, and owner Paulette has had the support of her partner Steve, son Richard, and grandson Jake.

Due to Paulette now being able to retire and her son having some health troubles, the family now believe it is the right time to let the business go.

The owner of the café added: “I’ve been here since 1989, and it has been a really good business, just very good throughout the years.

“We have brilliant customers, and it has been a real success.

“I do hope in the future our regular customers will still be looked after, and still continue to visit.

“Everyone loves to eat on the seafront, it is traditional, especially when the sun is out, so I hope that will always be the case.”