I sometimes go to Deal, painting =, book buying and the like
Their branch of New Look is about to close and it's one of the largest shops in Deal I guess it will be the same calculation for their Ramsgate shop.
I don't think you could easily make anything work viably paying a reasonable rent, reasonable rates, heat and light and staffing the shop at minimum wage.
As I guess most of you know I run the bookshop in King Street Ramsgate.
I think by far and away the largest cost would be wages, With the New Look shop taking the minimum wage at £8 per hour, including holiday pay and employer deductions you could just scrape around it costing about £12 per hour to employ someone, so if you were open 8 hours a day 6 days a week with a staff off 4 in the building that would run out around £2,300, rent and rates for a week you could perhaps get it down to £1,500 for a shop that size so you may just be able to get the doors open for around £4,000 per week. All you have to do then is work out what it is you could sell £1,000 per day of at a 40% profit and you are at break even.
Here are a few Deal pictures