Lost Retail Chains

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby banjo » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:53 pm

you still got that seven guineas guitar dex?
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Aug 25, 2014 7:37 am

Is Reverb (what's left of Sound Control) still on Jamaica Street? - I still remember Sound Control's original shop on Saltmarket back in the late 80s - think it was 1988 when they moved to Jamaica Street, then they took over the furniture shop next door a couple of years later selling pianos and organs.

There was a short lived piano shop on Candleriggs once, relatively recently in fact, just opposite Goldbergs.
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby robertpool » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:46 pm

"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions."

Dex in music terms it would be E before C#m, there is no I ::):
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Fossil » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:34 pm

Anyone Remember Harolds Piano's?

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Doug » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:35 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:Another one that comes into my mind is musical instrument shops - McCormacks on Bath Street was a huge staple of mine personally as my dad is a musician and we were in there all the time. A very unique family business as they had their own credit facilities, so self-employed guys could buy their equipment on the never-never, no credit history required or anything, all you needed was a good relationship with the shop - nearly every musician in Glasgow probably had a "slate" in Macs.....

Sadly no more, another victim of online shopping. As was Sound Control, although in their case it was a combination of the internet, and over expansion that did for their business (taking over the basement of the ex-Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street in London is what broke them apparently).

Biggars on Sauchiehall Street also had a brush with the administrators a few years back. I think CC Music on Otago Street is the only historic music shop in the city that's managed to soldier on.


A name from the past, and a very well known one too. I remember as a teenager playing drums in the Boys Brigade band but I wanted a full drum kit and it was bought from McCormacks. Quality Premier drum kit then tuition from Lester Penman in the
old Gorbals where he taught from a large flat. Great times when I now look back
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby Wee Harry » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:12 pm

Hows about Tunnocks in Polmadie or Gray Dunn, are they still belting out the brokies
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby robertpool » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:42 am

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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby dazza » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:24 pm

Wee Harry wrote:Hows about Tunnocks in Polmadie or Gray Dunn, are they still belting out the brokies


Gray Dunn closed in 2001.
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Feb 16, 2015 11:21 am

The name "Dunn" got me thinking - what happened to Dunn & Co - the tailors; think they were on Buchanan Street or down that way near Fraser's. When did they close down?
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Re: Lost Retail Chains

Postby neilmc » Mon Feb 16, 2015 6:19 pm

RapidAssistant wrote:The name "Dunn" got me thinking - what happened to Dunn & Co - the tailors; think they were on Buchanan Street or down that way near Fraser's. When did they close down?


That was the one at the corner of Argyle Street and Queen Street.

Other corner sites were at Sauchiehall Street/Hope Street, and Renfield Street/Drury Street.
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