Popular kiosk’s sad fate
THE family of the flamboyant businessman Arnie Rossis has closed the Rymill Park kiosk named in his honour, citing construction of the O-Bahn tunnel among their reasons.
“To all our loyal and dear customers, it is with heavy hearts and tremendous sadness we inform you of our decision not to reopen the doors of Arnie’s,” a social media post cosigned by Mr Rossis’ daughters Ester and Leah said. “It has been a very hard decision to make. Unfortunately we are emotionally and financially drained. We do not have the resources to reopen our beloved Arnie’s.”
Mr Rossis, above, opened the Adelaide City Councilowned kiosk in 1998 but was forced to step away from the business in 2013 due to an ongoing battle with cancer. He died in March 2016, aged 67.
In April, the family said that the kiosk had suffered a dropoff in trade of 75 per cent due to construction work on the OBahn tunnel.