one on Dean Street. I’m maybe being unfair, and it wasn’t so much the staff as just the general vibe in guitar/music shops. Guess I thought having been in a few awful ones in London that things would be different in friendly Newcastle and it was still a bit “oh…”
Shop that specialises in just guitar effect pedals. Focus would be on weird boutique stuff, second hand ones and local builders doing limited runs/one offs but we’d sell boss and other big companies too. Would have someone in doing repairs and mods on pedals as well, like a proper wizz at that sort of thing.
Would have be a tiny shop if it’s in London but I think it would be cool and hopefully do quite well, maybe even attract big bands touring from elsewhere to come in and buy a load of stuff.
Nearly bought a record shop, true story. Became apparent I wouldn’t have made any cash, but the idea of living that High Fidelity lifestyle, but you know, happy, would have been an amazing feeling. Plus, going through major job/work changes at that time so I was kind of reaching out for anything.
Probably just manage a GW and sit around painting models. THE DREAM.
Slightly copying @anon5266188 here but I do like shops where it’s really obvious they haven’t sold anything for years - faded display items in the windows, don’t bother putting the lights on, stuff they have is completely random, never any customers at all.
Italy is full of shops like this - shutters closed for hours a day and no signs telling you what the shop is or the opening hours, staffed by an ancient old lady who sits on a chair in the corner, prices are what they decide they feel like charging you.
There were a couple like this near my old place in brum. One that appeared to be some kind of antique shop that had a sign up saying they opened by appointment only. My housemate did see it open once and had a look round. Another looked like a sort of gift/home accessories shop and was always locked up but still appeared to have stuff in it. I sort of assumed they were both doing most of their business online and just kept the shop as a place to store stuff, but surely a storage unit would have been cheaper.
I just looked up the 2nd one, it’s still there on google maps but says closed, and the web address on the sign isn’t recognised anymore. I moved away 10 years ago and the image on Streetview is from Aug 2020 so that’s a really long time for it to be sitting there unused.