Menzies was originally in Bank Street, Remember rolling down the stairs drunk....well not really, I was told.
Mills where you could get all those out of the chart hits for buttons. Old ma Mills looked like Mrs Slocome from Are you being served.
was it Ewarts toy shop that was demolished for Safeway, It moved down next to Broomknowe
Who could forget Marti's, where all the trendy's went
Baxters bus station
What was the name of the wafer factory where RJ Cross was?
All these memories are in black and white!
<> Menzies in Bank Street - jings even I can't remember that! Were they on the same side as where Semi Chem/Clydesdale Bank is now? - I remember that corner used to be waste ground for many many years before they built those shops.
Again I remember Ewarts in Broomknoll Street. There were shops of course right up that stretch of Graham Street before being demolished and replaced by Safeway.
Baxters Buses - know a guy who used to be a clippie with them.
It was ASKEY's WAFERS in Hogg Street/Gartlea Road area. The Krimpy Crisp factory was there at one time too.
Here's a few more:-
360 RECORDS - Hallcraig Street.
PICK 'N' SAVE - before Winston's Snooker Club in Clark Street.
TANGO CAFE & GRILL - an institution sadly no more!
NICKEL 'N' DIME - before the advent of £ shops, in Stirling Street.
GULF PETROL STATION - Clark Street, next to Winston's!
FINE FARE - The first real big supermarket in the town?
The bakers in Airdrie all had their strong lines - SHARELLES/DALZIEL (rolls), BON BON (cakes), CHRISTIE'S (pies)...