THE doors of iconic electronic retailer Peats have finally closed for the last time.
The family-owned shop was in operation for almost 80 years but yesterday the battle to stay in business finally ended, resulting in the loss of 22 jobs.
Ken Peats, who worked in the company for 41 years, described the closure of the last remaining store as "bittersweet".
His uncle, Ben, is the company chairman, and he revealed that the Peats family were "upset".
The company emerged from examinership last year, which resulted in the closure of 10 of their stores. However it temporarily managed to retain its online presence and its flagship branch on Dublin's Parnell Street.
But in August it announced its closure.
The store was almost bare yesterday afternoon as hundreds of customers availed of the bargains in a massive sale at the weekend. Ken said some of the prices had been "dropped dramatically".
"There was stuff down from €50 to €1. The liquidator just wants it gone, he has no emotional ties to it," he added.
The first Peats store was opened in 1934.