After over 60 years of history in the center of Rosario the symbolic shop for men’s instruments “How are you doing?” will definitely come down from his blinds at the end of September. The reason for the closure is not due to a decline in sales or an economic crisis, but rather a personal decision by the owner. Jorge Rizzi who, after six decades of running the store, decided to put an end to the historic business in the gallery Hermes I
Shortly before his 80th birthday, the owner of “How are you doing?” decided to retire from the business after serving as the owner and founder of the renowned brand specializing in the sale of men’s clothing and apparel. Over the course of 60 years of experience, “Que tal?” He occupied various locations within the Hermes Gallery; It was founded in the center of the shopping promenade and was located in one of the premises overlooking the pedestrian area of Córdoba in the 90s, until it finally established itself in the current location, where it sells stocks today.
From the testers of “How are you?” Figures of the caliber of tango singers passed by Raul Lavie or recognized personalities such as Chiquito Reyes, the friend and the side of those remembered Black Olmedo and the actress even went clothes shopping Graciela Borges. “How are you doing?” It is one of the last representatives of an area that experienced its glory in the 70s and 80s, with shops such as Barón Sport, Marcelo Pagani, Juven’s or Top’s and many others that populated the center of the city of Rosario.
With a more informal style adapted to the current times, other houses in the sector still exist. As in the case of Mister Otto, Oliver, Vicenzo and Ciro Rizzi, to name just a few examples. However, and despite the logical nostalgia about the closure of one of the most traditional shops in the center of Rosario: “Qué tal?” continues in the brand’s premises Ciro Rizzi from Alberdi 600 to, as the establishment is run by the son of Jorge Rizzi, who for years ran the men’s clothing store in the northern part of the city.
By the end of September, “Que tal?” will be dismantling goods at its traditional location in the Hermes I gallery. The inventory clearance includes everything from shirts, jackets, vests, dress pants, jackets to underwear and belts. With his friendly smile, Jorge promises offers and the usual personal care.