Cookshop chain Peter Maturi & Sons, which is in administration, is running a ‘closing down retail sale’ this weekend.
According to its website, the retailer is offering ‘up to 50% off rrp; over £250,000 at cost price’. It adds: ‘All lots are subject to availability. Cash and debit card only.’
The sale, which started yesterday, will run from 9am to 4.30pm today (Saturday July 26) and from 10am to 4.30pm tomorrow (Sunday July 27) at the group’s three locations: Harrogate (Victoria Shopping Centre), Leeds (84-86 Vicar Lane) and Manchester (56 King Street).
The brands listed are Le Creuset, KitchenAid, Magimix, Jura, Gaggia, Robert Welch, Mauveil, Dualit, Global ‘and many more’ while the products listed are ‘kitchenware, cookware, homeware, bakeware, electricals, coffee machines, mixers, knives, utensils, glassware and furniture’.
Peter Maturi & Son, which would have celebrated its 115th birthday this year, fell into administration four months ago. A tweet posted by Peter Maturi & Son at https://twitter.com/maturi_cookshop on March 22 read: “Peter Maturi & Sons has ceased trading. Due to pressures of internet shopping and excessive business rates and rent, the shops are unsustainable.” A second tweet posted on the same date adds: “We would like to thank all our customers for their loyal support throughout the years & apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”
The business was founded in 1899 by Italian immigrant Peter Maturi who opened his first shop in Leeds. He passed away in 1956 but his family continued to build on the company that he created. Two more outlets opened at Harrogate in North Yorkshire, and King Street in Manchester, with an online presence at www.petermaturi.com.
The affairs, business and property of the company are now being managed by joint administrators Christopher Michael White and Andrew Philip Wood, of the P&A Partnership, 93 Queen Street, Sheffield, S1 1WF. Contact number: 0114 275 5033.four months ago. The P&A Partnership provides a comprehensive range of business financial Solutions and has offices in Leeds, London, York and Glasgow.
Peter Maturi & Son is also listed under the ‘asset sale’ category on the website of Charterfields, an international asset consultants that operates from offices in London, Manchester and Sheffield.