via Greatermans to close down | SW Radio Africa. 13 June 2014 by Mthulisi Mathuthu
Greatermans is just another of those names that Zimbabweans know so well, that will soon no longer exist.
Part of the Meikles Group of companies, Greatermans has been in existence for four decades and has over the years become part of the capital’s image, selling everything from clothing to electrical gadgets.
Now the department store is shutting down. SW Radio Africa correspondent Simon Muchemwa said a huge banner announcing a ‘Closing Down Sale’ is emblazoned on the outside wall of the store while some shelves are already empty, confirming that indeed the great brand will soon no longer be with us.
Public response to the shutdown has indicated that the store will be missed.
Lynette, a mother of one, said she was introduced to the store by her parents as a young girl and she has been a regular customer since. She said the closure of the store means that there won’t be a good source of quality clothes in the capital.
Another customer also mourned the development saying it indicates the sad state of the economy.
Greatermans is just one of the many local companies that have been affected by the economic meltdown and analysts have said much worse lies ahead for the country.