Brett Peters has closed his Peters Camera House store at Westfield North Lakes, with the store re-opening this week as a new Bentleys Camera House outlet.
This closes an era in Queensland photo retailing started by Brett’s father Ken Peters over 40 years ago, while bringing to six the number of stores in the Bentleys Camera House group in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
Former pharmacist Ken Peters started Ken Peters Photographics in Redcliffe in 1972.
At one stage Ken Peters had five stores around Brisbane. Ken Peters retired in 1998, with Brett and his wife Andrea taking over management.
In 2009 Redcliffe closed to be replaced by the new store at Westfield North Lakes. It’s believed at least some of the Peters Camera House staff have been retained by Bentleys.
Brett Peters is one of the most popular retailers in the industry, held in high regard by both suppliers and fellow retailers. His departure is a great loss. Fortunately the store is in ‘a safe pair of hands’ under the equally venerable Bentley name.