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Just looking at Ben's Place in Arkwright Street Nottingham, which I suspect must be Ben Parker. I was the owner of Arcade Records in Nottingham which was originally in the West End Arcade before moving out to a two floor shop calling us Arcade 2 in Chapel Bar literally less than a 100 yards away. I bought the original business from Ben when he opened another store in the Arcade which did not take off. Cost me about £1000 all in. After 10 years in the Arcade we did another 17 before calling it a day in 2000. Beaten by the internet and supermarket discounting but when the building owners wanted to sell up to developers so they could build a hotel etc. I did not bother to look for other city centre premises.

Regards - Kevin Thomas


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Mr Anthony Oliva
27 Jun 2023 at 12:52
Kevin,
Great to see ARCADE Records pop up, and your name, I supplied you for about five years when I was with Greyhound Records. You and I used to speak several times a week, mostly imports. I am still in the music business. Happy days my friend.
Dave Harwood
02 May 2024 at 04:31
I found this advert in the 'Nottingham Evening Post' dated 25th November 1995: “MERRY CHRISTMAS from Arcade Records, 15 Chapel Bar (next to MGM Cinema). Open Sunday because of new customers from our low prices. Tel: 9474932.”

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