The grand opening of John Lewis Glasgow
Biggest branch in Scotland
John Lewis Glasgow opened its doors to the public for the very first time on the 7th April 1999. Some Glaswegians had been waiting eagerly for the best part of a decade for the day to come. And when it did, they were not disappointed. Thousands came to show their appreciation, and to sample the many delights that the biggest branch in Scotland had to offer. As with most openings, particularly popular with customers was the Place To Eat restaurant, as was the horseshoe shaped coffee shop found on the second floor. With over 2 million people in the theoretical catchment area of the store at under an hour’s drive away, there was certain to always be mouths to feed, as customers fuelled themselves before or after travelling.
Perfect place to prosper
The branch was located in an ideal place to prosper from the outset. Wonderfully placed between two of Glasgow’s traditionally busiest shopping streets, Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street, railway, bus and underground stations were all in walking distance.