Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

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Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby escotregen » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:37 pm

In the aftermath of the Glasgow School of Art fire, large tracts of Sauchiehall Street as well as Argyle Street now looking seedy and rundown if not actually distressed. Does not bode well for 'retail destination' Glasgow?
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby BTJustice » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:06 pm

Apart from the area around Buchannan street and the Galleries the town centre has been a bit of a dump the past few years and I dont see it getting any better. People shop at home now or where its convenient. Banning cars from the centre will just drive more people out to shopping centers out of town.
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:35 pm

The West end of Suachiehall Street has taken a bit of a pounding sice the fire (and not helped by Glasgow City Council's streetscaping works which coincided). There are a couple of vacant premises in the block next to The Variety Bar and a few more across the road which have been empty long enough to be embarassing.
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:54 pm

Apologies for going off on a bit of a tangent, but what was the name of that wee record/DVD shop at the Buchanan Street end of Sauchiehall Street?

The one where you went up a flight of stairs to the sales floor.
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby Grahame » Sun Jul 19, 2020 3:55 pm

The Creeping Spleen wrote: what was the name of that wee record/DVD shop at the Buchanan Street end of Sauchiehall Street?

Depends on the year. It's been (at various times) HMV, Virgin, Tower and probably some more that I can't remember :wink:
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:43 pm

Twenty years ago? Roughly.

It was next door to a bank as I remember.
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby Grahame » Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:51 pm

Not sure that we're talking about the same place here. I'm thinking of the big store on the corner just down from the concert hall steps - more on Buchanan Street actually.
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Re: Sauchiehall Street after GSoA fire.

Postby The Creeping Spleen » Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:22 pm

Ok, let's see if I can narrow it down a bit.

Like I say, it was on Sauchiehall Street, on the block between West Nile Street and Renfield Street.

On your left hand side as you're walking towards Buchanan Street.

Next to either a Bank of Scotland or a Royal Bank of Scotland.

You'd walk past it if you didn't already know it was there, the shop itself was up a flight of stairs.
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