Kelly’s Laughs at Permanent Closure Claims By Popular Talk-Show Host
Kelly’s House and Home responds to Shenique Miller – The Conversation after a post circulated social media that the mega household store would close its doors.
Shenique Miller – The Conversation posted on Facebook that Kelly’s “is reportedly threatening to remain closed,” adding that the home store held a meeting with government and do not plan to reopen, putting “hundreds out of work.”
Kelly’s says in a Facebook post, “We have received an overwhelming amount of responses to the post indicating closure of Kelly’s House and Home. Please be advised that Kelly’s House and Home is currently closed due to the government’s mandate of a minimum 2-week lock down.”
In a voice note, a representative says a lawsuit needs to be brought against Miller for disseminating false information.
“My boss is having a real laugh off of this…he’s having a hard time stopping from laughing,” the woman in the voice note says.
“We are closed because it is impossible for us to do curbside. We have over 100,000 different skews. The only people we will sell to on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are plumbers. We can take their orders, they can come to the back gate. Plumbing is easy. Plumbers know exactly what they want.”
She adds that the lumber yard will also conduct curbside services, as it is easier to manage.
Before it was deleted, Miller’s post startled many Bahamians who expressed shock about the purported shut down of the nation’s largest house and home store.
Kelly’s says it will remain closed until further notice while the two-week lock down remains in effect, whereas Kelly’s Lumber will open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 7am to 4:30pm for curbside service only.
One relieved poster states, “This is my favourite place to shop all year round-so no closing for you’ll.”
Kelly’s says during the lock down implemented to combat the spread of COVID19, its staff remains fully paid.