On Sunday, fire razed a popular shopping mall, Phill-Hallmark Supermarket, in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State capital, destroying goods worth billions of naira (see HERE). It was gathered that the fire started at about 2am, when only a few of the staff were present.
Several goods worth billions of naira were said to have been affected by the fire. The supermarket houses several sections, including a boutique, bakery, food and beverages as well as home appliances.
Read the press release from Samuel Mac-Ebi, the mall’s publicist.
The most unexpected midnight inferno that transformed the PHIL HALMARK generational Multi-Departmental Shopping Mall investment, to paradoxical carcass of the aesthetic and shoppers delight from the south-south and indeed traversing tourists in Nigeria and from abroad, is BUT just a temporary setback to leap to the ZENITH of this line of business by my friend of over thirty years, Mr Phil Edigin.
A multi-million colossal loss it is. Down but certainly not out, really not out of business.
The enormity of goodwill from the governor and people of Edo State, Nigeria and overseas is deeply appreciated by the Chairman, CEO, Mr. Philip Edigin and will react to express his profound appreciation at the appropriate time.
However, for now, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has in one way or the other expressed concern and help.
Despite the temporary set back, we are encouraged to inform you that Phil Halmark Multi-Plaza is open for business from Tuesday 13 December, 2016.
Because of the multi-departmental heavy world class stock, some of the units are gravely affected while others are still intact and ready for shoppers.
This is evidenced by the current graphic pictorials attached to this resume.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE EXTREME RIGHT OF THE BUILDING, WHICH IS A MASSIVE EXTENSION OF THE MALL HOUSING SIGNIFICANT UNITS, IS NOT AFFECTED BY THE INFERNO, AS YOU MAY SEE FROM PICTURE ONE AND IS CERTIFIED SAFE FOR SHOPPERS.
More than any moment else, this is the time to patronize the Philip Edigin family, the business, the numerous employees he took away from the unemployment market and indeed the macro-economy of the state.
HALMARK MULTI-PLAZA remains the “Mark of Excellence” by the grace of GOD ALMIGHTY and is already in the threshold of reconstruction to bounce back fully with additional greatness, much more than the height it was before the inferno.
GOD bless you all for the inestimable prayers, support, help and goodwill.