Glasgow, Charing Cross – Store 121

164-168 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3DH

Woolworths opened their THIRD Glasgow store in the Charing Cross area in 1922. It was on Sauchiehall Street, backing onto Renfrew Street. The other Glasgow stores were Store 39 in Union Street and Store 118 in Argyle Street.

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1920s-30s

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1920s-30s

Source: Pinterest

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths- Sauchiehall Street

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths – back entrance

Source: Guardian

The store was reclad in tiles in 1936-6 to add a touch of style, in order to compete with Marks and Spencer’s striking new premises next door (Extract from Woolworth’s 100 Years on the High Street K. Morrison)

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1930s

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1930s

Source: Historic England

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1938

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths 1938

Source: Mitchell Library / Hidden Glasgow

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths back

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths back

Source: Mitchell Library

The store closed some time before 1972, as it is not listed on the store list of that year.

Very recently, some original signage was revealed at Renfrew Street – this photo was taken in 2015.

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths - Ghost Sign 2015

Glasgow Charing Cross Woolworths – Ghost Sign 2015

Source: Flickr

It has all gone now, and the store next to M&S, in the spot where Woolworths was, is now a souvenir shop called I Love Glasgow.

Glasgow Charing Cross Former Woolworths - I Love Glasgow

Glasgow Charing Cross Former Woolworths – I Love Glasgow

Source: Local Data Search

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