It’s toodle loo to TJ’s

South Waikato News - - NEWS - By ADEN MILES

Af­ter 25 years of ser­vice TJ’s Mu­sic and Ap­pli­ances will close for good next week.

Own­ers Tim and Vicki Bryant were ap­proached by an­other com­pany and de­cided to sell early last week.

The store’s fi­nal open day will be Septem­ber 29.

The cou­ple did not re­veal the name of the com­pany they sold to but the South Waikato News has learned it is Noel Leem­ing.

The Bryants ad­mit­ted de­cid­ing to sell was dif­fi­cult.

‘‘It has been very hard (to make the de­ci­sion). Be­cause of the close­ness of our team the store is a great per­former. It brings a great ser­vice to Toko­roa. I will miss the peo­ple in my team and the peo­ple on the floor.

‘ ‘ We have ex­cep­tion­ally good staff but it is time for us to look at new things. ’’ Mr Bryant said.

He is ap­pre­cia­tive of the years of cus­tomer loy­alty.

TJ’s Mu­sic and Ap­pli­ances was opened by the cou­ple in April 1986.

It has grown from small be­gin­nings – two staff and a small shop on Rose­berry Street to a mod­ern store.

END OF AN ERA: TJ’s Mu­sic and Ap­pli­ances will close on Septem­ber 29. Pic­tured are: (back row) man­ager John ten Velde, sales con­sul­tant Philip van de Laar, (sec­ond row from left) TJ’s Mu­sic and Ap­pli­ances own­ers Tim and Vicki Bryant, ad­min­is­tra­tor Julie John­son, sales con­sul­tant Vicki ten Velde, store­man John Kamire, and sales con­sul­tant Ti­mothy Hag­ger (front).

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