A well-known landmark business operating since 1957 located in a Darling Downs farming community only 35 kilometres from Toowoomba, â€˜The Steele Rudd Corner Service Stationâ€™ is up for sale. The current owners have mechanical experience hence they operate a garage and workshop in conjunction with the petrol station, however they believe the site would be perfect for a multitude of uses including a produce store for example. The property consists of a 2 bedroom home plus the freehold service station all on the one 3,800 metre allotment on one title.
The site has two Diesel bowsers (one with a fast flow capacity for trucks) plus a dual head Unleaded bowser all in excellent working condition. The fuel is fed from two 10,000 litre underground bulk fuel tanks which are not located anywhere in the driveway so no vehicles large or small are compromising them by rolling over them. Main source of income for the business is derived from fuel sales, mechanical workshop repairs and services as well as sales of takeaway food and drinks. Currently the business has a packaged food licence with the Toowoomba Regional Council, however the potential exists to expand on this area and renovations have commenced on the service station kitchen to obtain a food preparation licence.
Assorted shop fittings and accessories with approximate values included in the sale (in as is condition) are as follows:
1 Pie Warmer Oven $400.00
1 Electric Jug $10.00
1 Samsung Bar Fridg $50.00
1 Fisher & Paykel Freezer (purchased 14/11/13) $500.00
1 Cash Register â€“ Sharp $100.00
1 Microwave Oven $100.00
1 Compressor 12 $200.00
1 Welder 3 phase $170.00
2 Fire Extinguishers $160.00
1 Electric Bench Grinder $60.00
1 Gilbarco High Flow Diesel Pump $5500.00
1 Starpac Dual Diesel Pump $2000.00
1 Starpac Dual Petrol Bowser $2000.00
1 Air hose and tyre gauge $100.00
2 Shelving (grey in colour) $150.00
1 Shop Counter and Stool $200.00
1 Steel Strong Box $100.00
1 LPG Refill Kit $200.00
1 Aluminium Cafe Table with 2 chairs $100.00
1 Fuel Price Board and Numbers $100.00
1 Soap Dispenser in ladies toilet $20.00
1 Mop and bucket $20.00
1 Broom and dust pan $10.00
1 Stainless Steel Counter $300.00
1 Large 1800mm Stainless Counter $600.00
All â€“ Mechanics hand tools and Workshop Equipment are not included in the sale.
The yard is fully fenced and secure for vehicle or caravan sales and has a car yard permit. Just recently both cisterns in male and female toilets have been renovated and a new hot water system has been plumbed to the service station. A 5 mega litre bore with a new submersible pump fitted in August 2013 is on the site and the existing workshop has 3 phase power.
The 2 bedroom timber residence was relocated to the allotment in 1959 and sits on adjustable steel stumps. It comprises of a sleep out, new kitchen, living room with a wood heater and r/c air conditioning, bathroom with new 240 litre hot water system, separate toilet, large internal laundry and office/storage area, plus there are heaps of cupboards and storage availability throughout the premises to suit a large family. Externally thereâ€™s a 3 x1.5 metre garden shed, 7.4 x5.4 metre storage shed plus two small lockable sheds at rear of service station. This is a solid business in an ideal location with scope for expansion; arrange to inspect it today youâ€™ll be glad you did.