THE IRISH MUSIC store Golden Discs is opening its doors again at Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre today.
In an era of music downloads, when you might believe that the music store is dying, Ireland’s biggest music chain said they are opening the store in Dublin’s city centre after having a “successful year of expansion”.
This year alone, the chain has opened stores in Cork, Blanchardstown, the Pavilions in Swords and Newbridge.
The opening today is particularly notable as the music chain once inhabited the shopping centre in the past. Stephen Fitzgerald, Group Managing Director of Golden Discs said:
After a great year for the brand, we are delighted, as a fully Irish company, to be back in the city centre once again.
We are back in our original store in the Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, so we really feel like we’ve come home.
The new store will employ 12 people.
Last year, the company celebrated 50 years in business and currently employs over 120 people in Ireland.
Golden Discs is not blind to the popularity in downloading music, stating that it intends to “upgrade its on-line download store” and will offer physical CD and DVD sales through its website by the end of 2013.