Café up for grabs as business owner departs for pastures new

Deli Delish in Rishton
Deli Delish in Rishton

The owner of an East Lancashire cafe is looking for someone to take over the business before he moves to Bristol.

Nicholas Moss, owner of Deli Delish in High Street, Rishton, is looking for a new owner to take over the business before he leaves on October 30.

Nicholas, who has been managing the café for four years, said he has made the “incredibly hard decision” to relocate to Bristol to “be closer to family”.

He said: “This has been an incredibly hard decision to make as I have met so many wonderful people and friends I will keep for life I am sure.

“We have been through so much together through the pandemic and various other challenges throughout the years so I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all so much for your support and kindness.

“If anyone is interested in the business please feel to contact me and I will gladly go over the accounts with you and show you what a great business it is.

“Sometimes you just have to make sure that you look after yourself and somethings are more important and missing my family has taken its toll.

“Once again thank you all so much for your support over the years and wish you all the best for the future.”

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph Nicholas said the business, like many others in the industry, has also felt the impact of rising costs and energy bills.

Nicholas said: “I think every business has felt the impact of the costs of living crisis, especially the the food industry.

"Energy and stock prices have increased substantially over the past few months.

“However, we have been quite lucky however as we are tied in on our electric contract so haven’t felt the full impact of that.

“It hasn’t really been a key contributor to me leaving, more the fact I miss my family than anything else.”

Nicholas said he is “extremely sad” about the decision and said customers were disappointed.

He said: “I really do love the shop and our customers who have been so supportive throughout the pandemic and these recent challenging times, but sometimes you need to look after yourself and do what makes you happy.

“The customers were very disappointed but they have seen I have been a little down and wish me all the best for the future.”

Nicholas is hoping to to sell the business as soon as possible and will possibly branch out on a different career path in Bristol.

He said: “I currently rent the property but own all of the equipment and contents of the shop and the landlord has said he will gladly let the lease as long as I find someone suitable to take over.”