Cooks the Bakery slips into history as stores are sold off

first_imgCooks The Bakery is set to disappear from the high street, after seven stores were sold out of administration.The West Midlands-based firm, a successor to the Three Cooks brand, which at one point ran 120 stores, collapsed last November and six loss-making sites were shut immediately.Out of the remaining nine, seven have now been sold to individual operators, via administrator ReSolve Partners, saving 37 jobs. The administrator has managed to sell stores in Alvechurch, Stourport, Nuneaton, Westbury, Canterbury, Horley, and Tilgate.The two remaining trading Cooks The Bakery sites are also under offer and are due to be acquired shortly.The firm ran into trouble after being hit by increased commodity costs, including flour, and a fall in consumer spending.Latest accounts filed at Companies House show the company made a loss of nearly £594,000 in the year to 27 March 2010, slipping into the red after making a small profit in 2009.Revenue, including sales from outlets in Northfield, West Heath, Bromsgrove, Dudley, Halesowen, Kidderminster and Redditch, fell from £13.7m to £10.7m across the period.last_img read more

This mid-century home has something all the buyers want

first_img8 Sebring St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auThe house has a deck and an additional living space with its own entrance. 8 Sebring St, Holland Park West. Picture: realestate.com.auIt has undergone a refurbishment but retains its mid-century style with open plan living spaces, pitched high ceilings with exposed rafters, polished hardwood floorboards and rows of casement windows. 9 Parakeet Court, Warner. 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach.It is listed through Nic Hunter of Tom Offermann Real Estate – Noosa Heads.The third most viewed property this week was also a coastal property, although this time on the Gold Coast.The home at 107 Harrier Drive, Burleigh Waters has four-bedrooms and is listed for offers over $649,000. Rounding out the top five this week is a classic new Queenslander-style home at 39 Sport St, Kedron. The three-bedroom home is scheduled for auction on February 15. It is on a large block of land and is painted in a Hamptons style. The downstairs of the home is already framed for potential to increase the size of it. There is a rear deck and a large two bay shed in the backyard. Potential buyers just can’t stop looking at 9 Parakeet Court with its own water slide.The five-bedroom house is listed for offers of more than $1,075,000.It also has a granny flat and is on acreage. It is listed through Jonathan Wein of LJ Hooker – Albany Creek. When you get sick of the beach you can have a hit of tennis.There are large living and dining spaces serviced by domestic and commercial kitchens.Custom joinery throughout includes timber, woven wallpaper and ribbed lacquered timber.There is a tennis court and a glass-fronted swimming pool, plus terraces and outdoor dining areas. The house has an additional living space with its own entrance. Picture: realestate.com.auIt is listed through Jose Peralta and Erin Greenhalgh of Ray White – Carina.The house it pipped to the post this week to take the top spot, was an amazing beach house at 21-23 Webb Rd, Sunshine Beach listed for $22 million. This mid-century home at8 Sebring St, Holland Park West is grabbing plenty of attention. Picture: realestate.com.auA MID-CENTURY home list for offers over $740,000 attracted more attention than a $22 million beachfront mansion this week.The home at 8 Sebring St, Holland Park West which has four bedrooms, was the most viewed listing in Queensland on realestate.com.au this week and was the second most viewed property in Australia. 39 Sport St, Kedron. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home was built by Garth Chapman Queenslanders, complete with the traditional wraparound veranda.It is listed through Brooke Copping and Hayley Amor of Ray White – Wilston. 107 Harrier Drive, Burleigh Waters has a much more affordable price tag. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home has a large formal lounge and dining room, and an open plan kitchen.It is listed through Juliana Gomes of Kingfisher Realty – Burleigh Heads. If you have $22 million to spare you could wake up to this view every day.More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoThe seven-bedroom house is on absolute beachfront. It has been renovated by multi-award winning international designer David Hicks. 107 Harrier Drive, Burleigh Waters. Picture: realestate.com.auThe fourth most viewed listing this week, is a repeat entrant on the weekly most viewed properties on realetate.com.au.The house at 9 Parakeet Court, Warner has attracted plenty of attention with its large water slide, golf putting green and hairdressing salon.last_img read more

Growth spurt in the suburbs

first_img9 Monaco St at Holland Park West is located in Brisbane’s top performing suburb for house price growth.THEY are the Brisbane suburbs that posted the biggest growth in median house sales prices in the last quarter.And Holland Park West was the shining star, with house prices up 24.5 per cent to $736,000.The latest REIQ Market Monitor for the June quarter revealed that the suburb has posted a whopping 35.5 per cent growth in median house sales prices over five years.Other top performers for the June quarter were Manly West ($610,000) and Carindale ($880,000), up 6.8 and 6.5 per cent respectively.A three bedroom post war house at 9 Monaco St in Holland Park West will go under the hammer on October 20.It sits on a relatively level 655sq m in a tightly held pocket of the south Brisbane suburb, and is being marketed by Isa Kural from Ray White Holland Park.Isa Kural0487 181 661Also going to auction next month is 16 Navy Street at Holland Park West.16 NAVY ST HOLLAND PARK WESTThe three bedroom house is being marketed by Varun Kapoor of Re/Max Results, and is being pitched to developers and investors due to being zoned for possible development.“This LMR2 zoned home is located in a quiet leafy street in one of Holland Park West’s most sought after streets,” the realestate.com.au description states.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoA ‘post war cutie’ at Manly West is open to offers over $550,000 – $60,000 less than the suburb’s current median sales price.The three bedroom house at 8 Berrimilla Street in Manly West sits on a fully fenced 607sq m and has been renovated.8 BERRIMILLA ST MANLY WESTIt is listed with Lynette and Dempsey Trinder at Raine & Horne.In Carindale, a two-storey brick home is on the market for offers over $799,000 – $81,000 less than the current median house sales price for the sought-after suburb.Belle Property Carindale agent Andrew Oostenbrink is marketing 37 Coventry Circuit, a five bedroom house on a 452sq m block in the Mansfield State High School catchment.On the ground floor there is a spacious kitchen, two living areas, two dining spaces, one bedroom, a laundry and a powder room.37 COVENTRY CIRCUIT CARINDALEUpstairs there are four more bedrooms including a master with walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite, a large family room, and a family bathroom.last_img read more