Our nearest Robin’s Kitchen store at Stockland in Earlville displayed signage in their shopfront stating that they were having a Closing Down For Renovation Sale.
It started around 3 months ago and an employee told me that they wanted to sell all their stock instead of having to pay to put it in storage during the renovation.
The store never seemed to be any less full of stock until a week or so ago and there were unopened brown cardboard cartons of more stock on the floor.
Late last week they had finally “closed” with some white sheets across the shopfront.
Low and behold, they had reopened when I was there today and nothing seemed to be any different so I asked an employee what had changed.
She pointed to a glass cabinet on a wall which had individual knives on display and also mentioned something about some new shelving.
I said that they had hardly needed to clear out the store to install a cabinet, to which she claimed they did have to for safety reasons.
The whole thing appears to have been nothing more than a scam and a cursory search indicates Robin’s Kitchen has pulled this stunt at other locations.
Has anyone else seen this?