by Mike Coleman &Greg Synnott
Irish music store Golden Discs has re-opened today in St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.
They have re-opened their doors to the public again thanks to a successful year of expansion.
This year they have opened stores in Cork, Blanchardstown, Swords and Newbridge. The company currently employ over 120 people across the country.
The new store will employ 12 people with a possibility of seasonal part-time jobs over the coming Christmas period.
Store manager Michaela Duggan says that today’s re-opening has been a fantastic success. “Today has been great, we’ve had a few in already and it’s only lunch time”.
Last year the company celebrated 50 years in business and with Tower Records moving from their Grafton Street location and HMV closing down last January, now is a great time for the music retailers to open up a store in the area.
Ms Duggan was optimistic about the store’s future saying, “the other shops that opened up this year have done well, so hopefully we’ll do well coming up to Christmas”.
The company are aware of the popularity of downloading music, and they stated that they intend to “upgrade its on-line download store” and will offer physical CD and DVD sales through its website by the end of 2013.
Reporter and Photography – Mike Coleman
Camera man – Greg Synott