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markdavid

Has Denmark Street been closed down?

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Hi all

I heard from a questionable source a few weeks ago that all the Guitar shops in Denmark Street have been closed down due to property developers basically buying everyone out in order to build accomodation, just wanted to ask if there was any truth in this , thanks

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Not as far as I'm aware and no hint of that from Tom at Wunjos when I was there six week's back. Not been more recently though...

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Last time I was down there, the road behind Denmark Street (which I think was called Denmark Place?) was being demolished but I believe that Denmark Street itself was still in operation.

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Last time I was there Wunjo had "temporarily" relocated from the original building. Given the recent Strike programme on BBC 1 I expect a bit of a resurgence.

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Wunjo's latest newsletter has a piece all about this. They have a summary blog here

[url="https://www.wunjoguitars.com/uk/blog-10022017-denmark-street-musical-heart-beats-on"]https://www.wunjoguitars.com/uk/blog-10022017-denmark-street-musical-heart-beats-on[/url]

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There seemed to be similar rumours about a year ago
Thanks for that link Muppet - looks like all is OK
Long live Denmark Street :)

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That is reassuring although I did notice it is dated February , tempted to give them a call Edited by markdavid

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No, I work around the corner & my company has an office on the street - the shops are still there & staying (for now at least).

The whole segment between Denmark street & center point (so this includes Denmark Studios & all the cheap Korean food places) has been flattened for crossrail works & will not be coming back in the same format, it is going to be shared use offices, shops & residential, but the actual shops & the old shop fronts on Denmark street are staying.

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Lw

OT but is Chicago Meatpackers still on the corner of Shaftsbury Ave and Charing Cross Rd ? Opposite was a huge banner proclaiming " Cheapest Chinese Food in West End". Think Marquee was 2 doors up. It's probably long gone,like my youth :lol:

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If i remember correctly there was a petition a while back to save Denmark Street and it worked, the people in charge of redevelopment had to change their plans. So it's safe for now. Sometimes these things do work, the campaign to save the South Bank skate park also worked, they left it alone in the end instead of knocking it down. Although the best part of that area got boarded up way back in the 90s after Prince Charles called it an eyesore. (Which to be fair to him it was, but it was also the home of London skateboarding, even if it did smell of boozy p!ss and pollution most of the time).

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[quote name='Lw.' timestamp='1505148765' post='3369819']
No, I work around the corner & my company has an office on the street - the shops are still there & staying (for now at least).

The whole segment between Denmark street & center point (so this includes Denmark Studios & all the cheap Korean food places) has been flattened for crossrail works & will not be coming back in the same format, it is going to be shared use offices, shops & residential, but the actual shops & the old shop fronts on Denmark street are staying.
[/quote] Excellent, great to have confirmation, as mentioned I heard this from a dubious source so I was sceptical, am glad to hear it is still there

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It must be noted that Macari’s closed their shop on Denmark Street a few weeks ago and are now only on Charing Cross Road.

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One of the Macari's had a shop in Wembley when I was at school. Used to save up the bus fare and go and ogle the basses hanging on the wall.

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