Long-established housewares retailer Peter Maturi & Son has ceased trading.
A tweet posted by the company at https://twitter.com/maturi_cookshop on March 22 reads: “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.”
Founded in 1899, Peter Maturi operated three cookshops, at Vicar Lane in Leeds, Victoria Shopping Centre at Harrogate in North Yorkshire, and King Street in Manchester and online at www.petermaturi.com.
On the website, Peter Maturi’s describes itself as ‘the kitchenware specialist’, adding: “We believe that the kitchen is the centre of every home. Our kitchenware, cookware and bakeware products are therefore very efficient, of superior quality, and look so good they complement any kitchen.
“Choose from a wide range of cookware, bakeware, kitchen electricals, coffee machines, spice racks, kitchen knives and utensils from top brand names like Le Creuset, Kitchenaid, Magimix, Jura, Gaggia, Robert Welch and Mauviel.”