Zorba Miltiado, our local Pick ‘n Pay Owner/Manager will be retiring at the end of year after being involved in the family business for over 45 years.
He has been the Manager of the Pick ‘n Pay Northcliff Square for 18 years and believes it’s time the younger generation to take over the reins.
For those who did not know Zorba, he together with his family emigrated from Cyprus in 1965. In 1969, Zorba matriculated from Parktown Boys and went on to study mining engineering at Wits. He has been involved in the retail business since 1973.
Many residents and shoppers would know that Zorba spends his free time creating brilliant furniture from old tree trunks which was proudly displayed and used in the store.
As a farewell gift, he has decided to donate his latest piece of art to the Rotary Club of Northcliff which he is a keen supporter of over many years. The table is made from the trunk of a pepper tree and has taken him over a year to complete. The club is involved in many community projects both locally and nationally with the latest completed project being the redevelopment of Northcliff Ridge pathways at the water tower.
The club will be auctioning this masterpiece via its website on www.northcliffrotary.co.za , use the contact us tab and leave your details and bid on the enquiry block. There will be post on the “I Love Northcliff” facebook page. We are therefore calling on all interested bidders, art collectors and interior decorators to place your bids which has a minimum reserve price of R 10,000. The funds raised will be used on the various community projects that the club is involved in.
When asked what he is most looking forward to in his retirement, he jokingly replied, “I am looking forward to spending more time at my second home at the Vaal with my partner Dianne as well as creating more beautiful furniture. Who knows,, they will become valuable pieces of art”.
“Most of all though, I will miss all you friendly shoppers and the many chats over the years”
“The one thing I will not miss are those early morning starts and late finishing times, but I guess it’s the norm in the retail industry”