THE name ‘Westlink’ may indeed have done the trick in the successful €1.7m+ sale of a Cork city filling station business – it has been bought by a family, Cronins, who already own two fuel and shops businesses, plus a Centra, in West Cork.
Sold for over its €1.7m guide via agents Lisney is the Westlink Service Stations on the city’s southern fringes at Lower Pouladuff Road: the profile service station, operated with Inver, included forecourt, canopy and a detached block of three two-storey industrial units on a half acre site off the N41 and near Cork Builders Providers, retail warehousing and car showrooms.
It was sold as a going concern for owners who’d operated it since 2002, and it switched from suppliers Texaco to be Cork city’s first Inver station in 2019.
Purchasers are the well-known Cronin family from West Cork, who operate businesses in Ballylickey, alongside a hardware store by Eagle Point, at Lea, also on the N71 and they took over a long-established Centra also in Union Hall in 2021.
Auctioneer David McCarthy said “as expected there was strong interest from existing filling station operators. It’s rare that opportunities of this type come to the market, especially in such a strategic location. The fact that there is an opportunity to grow the business further, given that there are plans to expand the floor area of the shop and seating area for the deli, enhanced the appeal of the property.
The purchasers added “we’re delighted to add the Westlink Service Station to our existing business portfolio of Cronin’s Centras, Inver Service Stations and a hardware store, thereby expanding our business interests from West Cork to include this prominent filling station near Cork city.’’ Details: Lisney 021-4275079