This is how the Limassol (New Port Road) store looked today. Only 1 checkout was open for both the upstairs and downstairs parts of the store…
A very sad sight to behold as a visit to Orphanides when we came on holiday was the “must do” part of our tour of the island.
The demise of Orphanides, a set on Flickr.
The news befell us in December 2012:
“ORPHANIDES supermarkets, in the red for over €200m, are to be placed in receivership, the company has announced.
The largest supermarket chain is indebted to banks to the tune of some €140m; additionally it owes suppliers €85m and €10m to other creditors.
The decision for corporate bankruptcy was announced yesterday by Andreas Andronikou, of UK auditing firm UHY Hacker Young.”
Read the full article produced in the Cyprus Mail.