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The Metropole.

164-166 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.



The Metropole bar was situated facing Wellington Street and next to Wellington Arcade which ran through to Renfrew Street and from here you crossed the street and went into another arcade called the Queen's, next to the Camp Bar.

In the 1870s a pub sat on this site run by John Thomson, he also had pubs on Thistle Street, Gorbals, south side and 27 Cathedral Street, Townhead.

In 1891 Gerald McGorty acquired a licence, he owned these premises and rented another pub out to Mrs McAllister in Renfrew Street. Mr McGorty took over another pub in 1902, formerly the Quadrivium Bar, in Eglinton Street this bar is now called the Star Bar.

Mr McGorty died in 1917, his wife Rose took over the licence until the end of WW1.

Woolworth's store occupied the site for over 50 years.


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