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Added 15th January 2010 by jsz

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Church Street Records
14th January 2010

The end of the line for Church Street Records?

The whole row of street market stalls are currently fenced off for demolition (I'm guessing).
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“If this is the case, it marks the sad passing of another fragment of the old, pre-makeover Manchester. I remember finding some gems amongst the rather soggy singles in the drizzle at Church Street Records. Part of my Saturday trip to town in the 1980's, buying singles and fanzines.”
15 Jan 2010
“I have a great pic from the Seventies when the record stall was on the corner of Shudehill and High Street near Central Radio before they moved it here.
The demise of the entire market district of Manchester is a shame.”
15 Jan 2010
“Also spent many a Saturday afternoon, if there wasnt any football, sifting through the vinyl during the 80s, that was after searching through the old music papers at Englands Glory next to the Gallery.Usually had pint in the Sportsmans bar and a curry at the Cafe Lahore next to the multi storey car park and the kids today think we've never lived !!”
15 Jan 2010
“Yes, walked past today and there's virtually nothing left!
It feels like half my record collection came from there, not to mention loads of books from the book stall at the opposite end.
Everything was there after Christmas, so it must've been a very quick decision.
Shame!
And I remember the Shude Hill stalls...”
16 Jan 2010
“Apparently the new market stalls will be open in the Spring. We will have to see if the old traders come back to their pitches.”
10 Feb 2010
“what a shame! i have to admit to never buying anything from there that i can remember - still it looked great. i love the little 'shack' shops - a bit like the Record Shack in Whalley Range and One Drop Records in Moss Side.”
13 Feb 2010
“Quick update = there's a fancy 'roof' over the site now with notices that the new Church Street Market stalls are opening soon...”
13 Feb 2010
“Was in Manchester last week but forgot to look (SEPT 2012) Any update on these? I never bought records here but lots of books. I hope they come back.”
26 Sep 2012
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