Former curry house in Kings Heath, Birmingham set to be auctioned - here’s when
The former Indian restaurant in Kings Heath will be auctioned later this month
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A well-known former curry restaurant in one of Birmingham’s trendiest suburbs is going under the hammer.
The restaurant closed its doors in April 2022.
The former Raj Rani had approximately 80 covers and the premises are currently configured to provide a main entrance with a waiting and bar area, two main dining areas and a small private dining booth. The ground floor also has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and stores, plus ladies, gents and disabled toilets.
On the first floor, approached via a covered side entry, are Flat 29a, split over two floors with a lounge, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, and Flat 27a, a studio residence with a lounge/bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and separate toilet.
Both flats are let via assured shorthold tenancies, with Flat 27a rented out at £5,100 per annum and Flat 29A rented out for £8,700 per annum.
The ground floor also has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and stores, plus ladies, gents and disabled toilets.
What’s been said about the auction?
Ian Tudor, commercial director at Bond Wolfe, explained that the freehold property has two flats above that are producing combined rents of £13,800 per annum.
Mr Tudor said: “27-29 Poplar Road is in a popular trading position close to the main High Street in Kings Heath, just around the corner from the nationally famous Hare and Hounds pub and music venue.
“With two flat investments above, this attractive lot has lots of future potential and is bound to draw competitive bidding in our auction. The commercial ground floor space has the potential to be split into two retail units and is considered suitable for a variety of alternative uses, subject to planning permission.”
He added: “The property lies to the northern side of Poplar Road, a well-established side road just off the main A435 Alcester Road in the heart of Kings Heath.
“This is a popular and increasingly trendy suburb, neighbouring Moseley, and lying approximately four miles south of Birmingham city centre. There is a good mix of independent traders and restaurants, together with desirable residential development, within the immediate vicinity.”
The former Raj Rani is among a total of 180 lots that are appearing in Bond Wolfe’s next auction, which will start at 9am on Thursday 14 September.