BIZWATCH: PENARTH’S ONE ARMED BANDITS LEAVE TOWN

The fruit machines of AGD Amusements in Stanwell Road, Penarth have now been switched off and moved out to make way for a new gent’s outfitters

AGD Amusements  – the Stanwell Road shop which invited passers-by to take a gamble with their loose change and feed money into its slot machines – has closed.

For years the dimly lit interior of the premises enticed customers in with the promise of winning a cash prize – which could be as much as £500.

Most people in Penarth probably never ventured inside AGD amusements in Stanwell Road. But for some customers- young and old – it became a habit

The Stanwell Road slot machine arcade has been a fixture of the town for 20 years .

It was started started originally by the Rabaiotti family and later acquired by Cardiff businessman Neil DuRose and his partner Paul Appleby.

The premises of AGD Amusements are about to become a new gent’s outfitters

However it’s now “no more bets” in the AGD shop at Stanwell Road , although the company itself – which now specialises in hiring out fruit machines, juke boxes, pool tables and equipment to the leisure industry –  continues to thrive.

The one-armed bandits may have left town, but the shop is now in the process of being converted into a gentleman’s outfitters – perhaps filling the void left by the closure of Holder’s Menswear in Windsor Road (now Edinburgh Woollen Mill).

The new shop is due to be up and running within two weeks and will be operated not by a chain but by a sole trader.

 

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9 Responses to BIZWATCH: PENARTH’S ONE ARMED BANDITS LEAVE TOWN

  1. Frank Evans says:

    I thought the labour town council had resigned on mass from the headline!!

  2. Christopher David says:

    Ha ha good un Mr Evans. Anyway good riddance and good luck to the new venture.

  3. Jm says:

    Definitely good luck to the new venture – we really do need a decent menswear shop.

  4. Fiona Whitfield says:

    Never been inside but the hooo wont be missed ha ha ha

  5. Frank Evans says:

    Anyone e know what the shop being fitted out on Windsor road if close to where Prezzo was.
    Looks like another clothing shop from the arrangement of shelves

  6. CelticMan says:

    Good riddance!

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