Ballantynes is a huge store on 43 Lichfield street Christchurch. It employs over 300 employees over it's 1 acre building.
In 1947 Ballantynes had one of Christchurch's worst fires. It killed 41 people and started in the basement at 3:31 pm on the 18th of November 1947.
Ballantynes opened in 1854. The founder was John Ballantyne. the business began in the front room of a Cashel street residence in 1854.
In Ballantynes they stock clothes from hats to caps and pants to shirts for all ages. They even sell toys.
I think Ballantynes must make a lot of money because it sells such a huge variety of products.