MSP Sandra White has welcomed the news that the closure of Fopp on Byres Road has been reversed due to an outpouring of support for the music shop and it’s staff from the local community in the West End as well as an array of musicians.
Ms White had initially lodged a parliamentary motion when the announcement was made to close the store last week and has again lodged a further motion welcoming the decision to keep the store open.
Ms White said:
“Fopp started it’s life in the 80’s here in Glasgow and grew to become the go to store for both the latest musical offerings as well as the obscure, championing musicians and new music.
“I along with many other people are delighted to hear that the new owners Sunrise Records have listened to everyone who has voiced their support of this legendary West End music store and it’s doors will remain open continuing to provide a wealth of music and knowledge.”
Ms White has lodged the following motion in Parliament:
Motion Number: S5M-15834
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 12/02/2019
Title: Fopp Byres Road Saved
That the Parliament welcomes the news that, due to what it sees as the outcry from local people and musicians, the Fopp Byres Road branch will remain open; understands that the new owners were overwhelmed by the support given to the store by their loyal customers and overturned their decision to close the store; congratulates everyone involved in the campaign to save the store, and wishes the staff continued success.