READING is bursting with local businesses and independent traders who have dedicated their careers to serving our community.

From pub sites to local restaurants, there is a host of opportunities out there for local entrepreneurs to join them.

We have pulled together five commercial properties currently on the market - could you be the town's next restaurateur or take on your own salon.

1. Indian Restaurant

Reading Chronicle:

A 'long established' Indian restaurant is currently on the market with

The restaurant is listed only as in the RG2 area and described as being well wited in a mixed parade of shops close to Reading University and the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The 70-seat restaurant is up for rent as a result of the vendor being unwell and living too far away to continue the management input for the business. The rental also includes the five bedroom flat above.

It is listed as £35,000 per annum (excluding rates) for the restaurant, or a combined rent with the flat also at £60,000 per annum.

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2. Murdochs Pub site

Reading Chronicle:

This former pub in Old Bath Road has long been an eyesore as the site was left to degrade over several years.

Work has since started to demolish the site, with the former Murdoch Pub almost complete removed.

Now the site is up for sale with for a residential development at offers in the region of £950,000.

It is described as having previously had outline planning permission granted fr the construction of four detached houses and associated road works.

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3. WHSmith

Reading Chronicle:

AN old High Street staple is the WHSmith store and in Lower Earley the shop is up for sale.

The unit in Maiden Lane Centre is being marketed by as a business for sale.

It is described as a ground floor lock-up unit within a parade that  sits alongside other businesses including a dentisit and restaurants.

The site used to be an off-licence, and also says the owner will be retaining staff and moving them to other stores.

It is on for a guide price of £120,000.

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4. Beauty Salon

Reading Chronicle:

Ever fancied ownin your own beauty salon - well now may be your chance.

Rightmove are marketing the 'highly regarded' beauty salon in the heart of Woodley's shopping area.

The site hass recently had a makeover and includes a reception area, two manicure stations, four hair stations, two pedicure stations, and two backwash chairs. 

Elsewhere within the unit, there is two beauty rooms, and a kitchen area and toilet.

It is on the market for £71,999

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5. Laundrette

Reading Chronicle:

Number five on the list is commercial premises in Wokingham Road, Reading, currently consisting of a laundreete and dry cleaning business.

Ever fancied yourself as a laundrette owner for an 'easy to run' business? This is described a well-equipped unit that has been in use for 40 years.

It includes a range of equipment, as well as a workshop, cloakroom, and yard at the rear.

It is being marketed for £95,750

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All details correct at time of publishing