Legendary Sheffield shop closes after 60 years serving the community

A legendary Sheffield shop has closed after 60 years in business.

Many people have sent heartfelt messages following the closure of T L Killis in Glossop Road. Sheffield Online has reported the cleaning equipment shop has closed.

A statement reads: “We recently made the hard decision to close our Glossop Road shop after the sad passing of our founder, Mr Killi, last June. Charles served Gary, our last customer of the day.

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“Though it's a sad day for our original shop, where it all began some 60-years-ago, we thank thousands of domestic and commercial customers whom we look forward to serving and working with at our headquarters in Handsworth at 6 Orgreave Road (for service) and 1A Orgreave Road with our new showroom.” You can also purchase products online.

Many customers have left messages after the Sheffield shop’s closure. Lizzie Cox said: “Mr Killi taught me how to vacuum a carpet properly in the 1980’s. He was a legend. Thank you for your time Mr Killi. Good luck with the continuing venture.”

Steve Myers wrote: “Mr Killi, what a character, what he didn’t know about vacuums wasn’t worth knowing. Sad to see the shop go, but good to see that the business is still flourishing.” While Jayne Wright Saunders added: “That’s so sad. I loved going in there and buying my vacuum accessories. What made it even better was Mr Killi - he was the best.”

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