A new Rangers store looks set to open in St. Enoch Square in Glasgow City Centre.
It’s not precisely clear when it’s going to open, but a notice in the window of a retail unit in the square seems to have confirmed rumours which have swirled on social media in recent months.
And fans are pretty buzzing about the whole thing.
The notice, headed with a Rangers crest, reads: “Coming soon – Now hiring” and lists a range of full and part time vacancies at the store.
It’ll be the first Rangers store in the city centre since the Megastore at Ibrox opened.
Rangers Store not just about selling products
The shop, whilst a strong revenue stream, is about more than just selling products. It’s about having a presence in the City Centre.
Celtic too have an established shop on Argyle St, not far from the retail unit Rangers appear to be taking up.
Rangers will have their brand on-show to tourists. Fans can revel in the colours being proudly displayed in the City Centre. It’s another small step in the battle to topple Celtic.
A club the size of Rangers should have a physical presence like this all over the city.
It’s a symbolic move as much as it is a commercial one. It’s another example of the great strides being taken behind the scenes at Ibrox to rebuild the club’s image and status since the events of 2012.
And any shop will make a killing at the tills too.
Let’s hope the club and Elite Group, who appear to be handling the store by the flyer, can have it up and running by Christmas.