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it has reopened! and is exactly the same as before! yay!
who owns Fopp now?
it was on the list of shops they planned to reopen, but they had problems with the landlords. but apparently those have been sorted.
my friend has a job there and apparently most of the old staff have their jobs back.
and might I say I was excited to resume fopp shopping
they officially opened on Saturday but it was open for part of Friday too i think. It's the only one in London currently open, not sure if any other will be...
Have just had a weepy walk past the Fopp on Park St, Bristol and shed a little tear watching them fit it out as something else.
HMV bought the Nottingham, Glasgow (x2), Manchester, Cambridge and Edinburgh
and turn that frown upside down rainy face. I'm sure another budget record shop supreme will wipe away any memory of a Bristol Fopp. Time is a powerful healer
bristol is sooo bereft of decent record shops....there must be some kind of market.
but bad news for my bank balance
now my brain is pressured to buy tons of stuff there soon just in case hmv decide to put all the prices up
I'm going after work!
its a next home stores for all your bland homewares
I didn't buy anything, but it's nice to have it back.
go to rough trade if you wanna buy some cds!
Not in Covent Gdn anymore me thinks. Not sure when it closed, but now seems to be Slam City skates boutique.
And is now much bigger & acer. Not very handy for Covent Garden though - nearest independent shops are Soho
Rough Trade East
Old Truman Brewery
91 Brick Lane
My bad - rough trade west is off portobello!
Rough Trade West
130 Talbot Road
You can also shop online with rough trade- i found out today!
Fopp- don't think I have ever bought anything from in there!
I miss essential music- i used to love going in there when I lived near southampton- does anyone know what I'm talking about. That is a good record shop! And cheap too! :)
I used to shop fopr records in essential on Saturdays after my friend Sam and I had been out to the Nexus and stayed with his sister who was living above The Joiners at the time.
There was also another independent record store called 'FM' (I think) in the Bargate Centre....both have closed of course, as have the two Fopps.........it sucks that a city of Southampton's size has no (non-dance specialist) independent record stores, but, then the same can be said for Portsmouth and my very own Bournemouth/Poole megalopolis.
gone from bournemouth too?
Is there still one in soton'?
around a year ago having already disappeared in Soton six months or so before that.
There are now literally no credible independent record stores in Hampshire or Dorset.
Do you know Stand Out in Salisbury (Fisherton St)?
It's still going strong, but, as far as I'm aware is the only decent record shop West of London now!!!
doesn't it? I live out in the sticks so usually buy from amazon since my local-ish indie record store recently sold up and moved on. It just seems like a lot of independents cannot afford to trade in such a oligopoly. It's really sad. I wish I had money to go 'up west' and the time and buy stuff from rough trade but it's quite a trek for me- and I'm poor :(
Everything Monty Python ever did (live shows, films, all the TV series) for a tenner.
I <3 Fopp!