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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:01 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi Strepadair, yes I noticed that, she could well have some stories, bet she was pleased to see a photo of her Grandfather.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Alex Glass wrote:
cybers wrote:
Wow Flash looks like we have another great source of Ye Olde Glesga...

Coia's on the corner of Millerston St and Dukey was where as kids we got taken on a Saturday for an Icey drink after the FineFare in Hillfoot St...
Alternating between that and the Rendevous Cafe At Sword St and Duke St.

Happy days....


Your family must have been well heeled Cybers. We never got to go in this great cafe. I always remember this Coia's Cafe.


Yes!  The Rendezvous Cafe!  I passed by it all the time at Secondary.  How could I forget?  Ta, for that temporal nudge! That was run by an Italian, if I remember right.  (No, I`m not confusing it with Coia`s.  I definately know that was run by an Italian!  (And isn`t Paul Coia related to them?  Like Daniela Nardini is to the ice cream gem down in Largs.  Maybe someone should do a thread on famous Glasgow ice cream owners and their even-more-famous offspring?!!)).

I recall The Rendezvous as being a little bit quaint, a bit like being on a reconstructed film set of the past -- it had a sort of "preserved in time"-ness about it.  So many little gems of cafes and restuarants all tucked away in side streets.  All gone now.  Thanks to faceless generic corporate high-street shitfests like MacDonalds and KFC.  Rest in peace, all of them.  Let these boards be their Hall Of Remembrance.
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Great stuff Streapy I loved the story of the stolen bus was Glasgow Ken the culprit?



Ha!  A bus advertising floral disinfectant...  sitting all snug among the foilage!  Isn`t that worth re-posting in the funny photo thread?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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This is the one along the road.



Opposite Bellfield Street


The right side of the block, where that white Arnold Clarke van`s parked, are the new flats built to replace the old part of the block.  Some of that corner fell down suddenly, back around June 93/94, and the rest was very quickly taken down for safety reasons.  I think it was a Friday afternoon, maybe early morning, cos it made the Evening Times pretty quick.  In the photo above, you can see the two different building styles, old and new. Coia`s, however, was unaffected.  The incarnation you see above, migrated a few blocks west from its` previous locale opposite Duke St train station, (about 1984, I think). Here`s the original location below.  This was on the opposite side of Duke St this time, the south side.



Not sure why they moved.  The original was a classy little old-style place.  The new one`s clearly for the upmarket clientele:  all the lawyers and real estate agents greasing up Duke Street (no riff-raff, please!).  You`d need a friggin mortgage to go in there nowadays, anyhow.  Meantime, the Legend has been long demolished and that corner sits undeveloped for 30 years.  So, I`m guessing he went west to make his fortune and wasn`t forced out by the big boys.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It moved because it was subsiding into the railway, the exact same reason the old Scotia Bingo went and the tenements that were on Glenpark Street. Substantial concrete piling was poured on that site over the space of a few years as well as reinforced brickwork to shore up the vent and tunnel to keep the line open. The entire corner is a fault and is long overdue structural engineering on the road especially but as its a main clearing road i suppose the council are living on the ragged edge of hoping no one falls into a giant crevasse.


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