A branch of the Fopp record shop chain earmarked for closure has been saved from closure following protests from customers as well as musicians.
The Glasgow Byres Road branch of the chain was closed as part of the takeover deal which saved the HMV and Fopp music chain.
But a tweet from Fopp’s main account on Friday read: “We’re extremely delighted to reveal that our @FoppByresRoad store will reopen tomorrow, pop in and say hi!’
An HMV statement said: “Following successful negotiations, we can confirm that the iconic Fopp Byres Road store will re-open for business on 9 February.
“There has been a huge amount of goodwill and a tremendous groundswell of support for this store in particular, with many customers and media campaigns calling for it to be re-opened.
“We would like to thank all of the bands and musicians, and especially our amazing customers, whose support cannot be underestimated.”
Sunrise Records bought HMV, which was in administration, which saved a total of 1,487 UK jobs – however, 27 stores were set to close, including the HMVs in Ayr and Braehead, as well as the Byres Road Fopp store.
Chief executive of Sunrise Records, Doug Putman, said: “I am proud to say we have the most knowledgeable and committed staff, and it gives me great pleasure to see such a well loved and renowned part of Scottish music retail history open for business ready to welcome all of our loyal customers once again.”
See you tomorrow! 👋 https://t.co/nYGRSKyYKD
— Fopp Byres Road (@FoppByresRoad) 8 February 2019