The Southend businesses currently for sale include shops, pubs and guest houses- to name but a few. 

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives but as business owners struggle to make ends meet amid the pandemic - more and more properties have become available. 

Even before covid-19 took hold, the highstreets were seeing a decline and there were a record number of empty units. 

In 2019 there was a net closure of 9,169 retail premises across the UK, according to the latest statistics. 

On a more positive note, now could be the ideal time to make that dream business a reality. 

Here are five of the commercial properties for sale in Southend on Rightmove: 

122 High Street - SS1

£2,495,000

Southend Standard:

The opportunity to buy the freehold of this property in a prime High Street location, immediately adjacent to Bon Marche and Game. 

Boasting a large frontage the retail store is spread over the basement and ground floor levels whilst there are four flats on the first and second floors.

The two flats are accessed to the rear of the property and there are plans to build an additional four apartments. 

For more information visit Rightmove

Guest House, Thorpe Bay - SS1

£895,000

Southend Standard:

This substantial Edwardian residence now comprises an 11-bedroom guesthouse.

All rooms have en-suite's and four of the bedrooms have balconies.

The owner accomodation is described at 'magnificent' and the property has been thoroughly refurbished to a high standard. 

With a large lounge, conservatory and commercial kitchen this property is an ideal freehold investment which is currently managed by a husband and wife team. 

189 High Street - SS1

£775,000

Southend Standard:

This freehold mixed-use building currently has a total rent of over £62,540 per annum which is subject to rise to £77,540 in January 2022. 

The property consists of a ground floor and basement retail unit and three upper floors providing three residential apartments.

For more information visit Rightmove

The Mews - SS1

£750,000

Southend Standard:

Described as one of Southend's best known bars and restaurant's is The Mews. 

The link-detached property comprises of a basement storage area and office, on the ground floor there is a bar and restaurant as well as a commercial kitchen and bathrooms. 

With more than 500 reviews and an average rating of 4.5 on TripAdvisor, The Mews is a great freehold purchase. 

The Castle - SS1

£125,000

Southend Standard:

After nearly 20 years in the same ownership, The Castle has been brought to the market due to the current owners retiring. 

Described as a landmark pub, this huge property has spacious open plan dining on the ground and first floor which can serve 450 people.

It also boasts 10 letting rooms and a carpark for 19 cars.

The pub is in a great location on the seafront and is sold as a 25 year leasehold from 2007. 

The turnover for 2019 was £416,696 split between 60 per cent wet and 40 per cent food sales plus the letting income. 

What businesses would you like to see come to Southend? Let us know in the comments.