It’s toodle loo to TJ’s
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).