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Well-known Belfast butchers McCallum's on sale as owner prepares to retire

By Margaret Canning

A well-loved community butcher's shop in east Belfast is closing after 50 years.

McCallum's on 351 Woodstock Road is now on the market for £30,000 through commercial property agents Frazer Kidd.

Another branch of McCallum's at Beersbridge Road closed at Easter, while the sister branch will close next month.

Company owner Donald McCallum is retiring from the business, which was founded by his father, also Donald, in 1966.

But Frazer Kidd is now seeking a buyer for the business, which rents its premises.

The agents described the sale as an "excellent opportunity to purchase a very long-established butchery business with a substantial turnover".

"It's a rare and unique opportunity to acquire a valid and proven butchery business.

"The shop premises are finished and fitted out to a good standard occupying a prime trading position on the Woodstock Road."

Meanwhile, another meat-related business is on the market through Osborne King.

The firm is acting in the sale of an abattoir owned by Oakdale Meats in Lurgan, Co Armagh. The unit, which includes a 12,000 sq ft warehouse/abattoir and office, is on the market for £1.5m.

Estate agent Osborne King described the site as "a rare opportunity to acquire an abattoir business with the potential for growth under new ownership".

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