Sunday, 16 February 2014
THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED...
You'll have heard me mention The GROSVENOR CAFE in Glasgow's famous Ashton Lane before (not the cafe that now bears the name, but the one owned by the original owners). Sadly, it closed its doors in 2001, but I have fond memories of the place. I recall myself and a friend being surprised to find it open later than usual one evening, and jumping in for a coffee and to enjoy the ambience.
They weren't normally open at that hour, so I think it may have been a trial run to see what kind of business they could attract in the evenings, if any. I have an idea that they'd laid tablecloths and put a few candles around the place, but perhaps I'm imagining that. My friend and I were the only two customers, and the staff (two girls) were kind enough to play my CD of MEL TORME which I had bought earlier from BORDERS, another now-vanished city-centre establishment.
Anyway, whenever I listen to that CD today, I can't help but think of The Grosvenor Cafe (and Borders) in all its glory, and give a little sigh for times past. Here's one of the songs that was on that particular CD album - I'm fairly sure you'll enjoy at least as much as I do.
Posted by Kid at Sunday, February 16, 2014