Thursday 30 October 2014

Tower is back in vinyl groove with new store switch

Brian Byrne

Published 20/02/2014 | 02:30

Dave Farrell - Store Manager (left) & Joe Plunkett - General Manager (right). Outside brand new Tower Records on 7 Dawson St. Dublin 2.
Dave Farrell - Store Manager (left) & Joe Plunkett - General Manager (right). Outside brand new Tower Records on 7 Dawson St. Dublin 2.

A LOVE of vinyl has helped music store Tower Records buck the trend and expand.

And a massive operation to move more than 100,000 items of stock was carried out ahead of the music shop's relocation.

Staff at the store's old premises on Wicklow Street, Dublin, spent days moving tens of thousands of records, CDs, DVDs and other merchandise to the new location on Dawson Street.

A spokesman said store bosses decided to move because the new shop was larger, with more floor space, while the rent was lower.

The store now has a larger area for vinyl, an 'old school' listening booth and there are plans for a cafe.

The spokesman said customers can expect to enjoy weekly in-store performances, signings and listening sessions, film screenings and even family days and student nights.

Tower is also looking to extend its opening hours in the coming months.

The spokesperson confirmed to the Irish Independent that management does not intend to relocate its second store on top of Easons on O'Connell Street.

They also said that there were no plans to expand the business.

Irish Independent

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