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New owner is sought for 'iconic' north shop business - Sulby, Isle of Man
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm
N 54° 19.159 W 004° 29.523
30U E 402950 N 6020076
Quick Description: Caley's General Store in Sulby was put up for sale in September 2018.
Location: Isle of Man
Date Posted: 9/11/2019 8:16:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM119DK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
The shop is at the centre of the village of Sulby, and is located at the junction of the main A3 and A14 roads.The store had been owned by the Caley family for over 60 years up until the death of Raymond Caley in Febraury 2017.

The store has been a landmark on the Isle of Man TT Mountain Course for more than 70 years and is therefore well known on the Island and further afield.

Following Mr Caley's passing the store was bequeathed to Graham Garrett who had worked alongside Mr Caley for an numbber of years. It is Mr Garret who decided to sell.

The full article is shown below:
"One of the island’s most ’iconic’ shops is up for sale.

Caley’s General Stores in Sulby is being sold as a going concern.

The business has been a significant landmark on the TT course, at the Sulby Crossroads on the Sulby Straight for more than 70 years.

It was owned by Raymond Caley and his family for 60 of those years, serving the local community for generations.

Mr Caley died in February last year at the age of 76 and left the business and property to Graham Garrett, who worked with him for many years.

The shop business, building with accommodation and a plot of land with planning permission to build a house at the rear is for sale with Manxmove for £350,000.

It has been a regular stopping point for both competitors and biking enthusiasts alike over the years, who call in to say hello.

In a prime position by the church, pub and primary school, and on a busy crossroads, it is the hub of the Sulby community, being kept busy with all the regular customers and the passing trade.

Mr Garrett told the Manx Indendent his decision to sell was tinged with some sadness but ’I have decided to seek new challenges and do something else.’ Mr Garrett, who said he will be 54 in a couple of weeks time, said: ’I’ve worked here for 37 years, and Raymond Caley was a legend, he was Mister Sulby.

’He was like a second father to me.’

He added that four-time World Enduro champion David Knight likened him and Mr Caley as the ’Arkwright and Granville’ characters from the popular BBC comedy Open All Hours.

Mr Garrett lives in Ramsey with his wife Carolyn. He has two sons, Stephen, who now lives and works in Birmingham and Jamie, who is studying at Manchester University.

Mr Garrett described the shop as being like the ’hub of the community’ and people often stop by for a coffee and a chat while visiting the shop which is also a newsagents selling the Manx newspapers.

Even though times have changed, Caley’s Store still sells newspapers, milk and eggs but also loose fruit and veg and sweets by the pound.

Earlier this year a short film was released about the shop.

The fascinating film can be found on Culture Vannin’s website or search for ’Caley’s Store, Sulby, Isle of Man’ on YouTube.

Plaque tribute to Raymond Caley

Legendary Raymond Caley left the shop and business to Graham Garrett"

The Culture Vannin video can be found at the following link:
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Type of publication: Internet Only

When was the article reported?: 9/10/2018

Publication: IOMToday

Article Url: [Web Link]

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How widespread was the article reported?: international

News Category: Business/Finance

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