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The Edge closing down

Clothing store The Edge is to close down less than a year after the passing of its owner and founder.

Zameer “Ronnie” Baksh died on May 13, 2018.

A popular figure, Mr Baksh opened The Edge in 1990 at the age of 23.

Now, his mother Patsy Proctor says, it has become too difficult emotionally to carry on his legacy.

The store, which will close for good on Saturday, April 6, is having a clearance sale, with large discounts on all items including fixtures and furnishings.

“The store was always Ronnie's baby, his dream,” she said.

“The Edge was Ronnie and Ronnie was The Edge. He loved his shop! And it just isn't the same without Ronnie.

“It may have been a nice idea to have the store continue, but in reality, it is a painful reminder of what is missing.

“Everyone who visits The Edge expects to see Ronnie there, they expect to be greeted by the guy with the devilish smile, warm personality and wicked sense of humour. It just can't be replicated.

“The Edge was his passion, his baby and it personified Ronnie. It's just not The Edge without him. Staying in business is a painful reminder of what has been lost, not just for the family, but for The Edge, too.

“On Mother's Day it will be one year since Ronnie's passing and the unbelievable love and support from his friends, customers and community have helped so much and continue to help us through this unbelievable grief.

“He would be so humbled and overwhelmed by this outpouring of support. His family wish to express their most heartfelt thanks to all who have shown their love and support over this past year.”

Mr Baksh opened The Edge on Washington Street in the space now occupied by Café Acoreano.

Later, the shop was located in the first phase of Washington Mall before moving to a ground-floor mall location near the food concourse. The store moved to Reid Street about three years ago, Mrs Proctor said.

Happy memory: Patsy Proctor, pictured with her son, the late Zameer “Ronnie” Baksh, at The Edge at the time the store opened in 1990 when Mr Baksh was 23 (Photograph supplied)

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Published March 29, 2019 at 9:00 am (Updated March 29, 2019 at 10:57 am)

The Edge closing down

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