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Four generations later the iconic Valletta shop ‘L-Amerikan’ closes down
Apart from being a clothing shop, the spot was also a meeting point for Valletta football supporters.

Emma Galea

Noel Cachia, the owner of one of Valletta’s most legendary establishments has announced he’s closing down his shop, ‘L-Amerikan’.

The clothing shop had been open for four generations, welcoming everyone and providing them with impeccable service.

“I would like to deeply thank all our loyal customers for continuing to shop at our premises - without you we wouldn’t have lasted this long”, Noel wrote on social media.

“I would also like to express gratitude to all those who in any form or other worked for my family. We never called you employees but a part of our family as without you we wouldn’t be who we are today - a household name”, he continued.

“Even though the sign L-Amerikan will no longer be up on Republic Street I am sure it will never be forgotten. I will be never stop being Noel l’Amerikan and neither will my family ever stop being called Tal-Amerikan”.

The shop, however, was not simply your run of the mill clothing shop as it was also a meeting place for many Valletta football supporters.

“Republic Street will not remain the same after the closing of this shop”, Mario Dalli one of the shop’s loyal customers expressed.

Many soon flooded the comments with well wishes to the owner while thanking him for his service.

Best of luck Noel!

Facebook/Noel Cachia & Facebook/Joseph Mifsud

21st February 2023


Emma Galea
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Emma Galea
Emma is a Gozitan writer who loves all things related to English literature and history. When not busy studying or writing you will either find her immersed in a fictional book or at the cinema trying to watch as many films as she possibly can!

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