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.

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