For a dozen years, The Cheese Store of Silverlake has sated the neighborhood’s increasingly gourmet appetite for fine cheeses, olives, wines, chocolates and other delicacies. But now, owner Chris Pollan, a former concert tour manager, is ready to retire and has put his Sunset Junction cheese shop up for sale (the sale includes the business; not the property). “He’s put his heart and soul into the business and he’s ready to pass the torch on,” said broker Clint Lukens. The LoopNet listing says the asking price has been reduced and the seller is motivated:
The Cheese Store of Silverlake is a gem at the Sunset Junction, the ever beating heart of Silver Lake. It’s a purveyor of fine cheeses, wines, and gourmet products, offering outstanding quality and selection. Only business is for sale, not the property. The business has seen consistent gross sales between $690,000 and $740,000 for the past 4 years.
Pollan is now asking $379,000 for the business, Lukens said. The approximately 1,000-square-foot shop sits in the same corner shopping complex as Intelligentsia Coffee and Cafe Stella. “For anyone looking to take over an established Eastside foodie heaven, this is a great opportunity to purchase an up and running business located in the heart of Sunset Junction,” Lukens said.