Blues at Tiso

Blues at Tiso, Edinburgh: Address, Phone Number, Blues at Tiso Review: 3/5

Blues at Tiso
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Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.

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reelandjig
Dundee, UK68 contributions
not sure about this
Aug 2015
I can see that perhaps the family felt it necessary to sell out to JD Sports but already the changes are evident. This was always a place for real outdoor gear, for serious adventures and less serious trips. Unfortunately, and I hope I am wrong, it seems that the new controllers are making their mark and it is not for the best. It was only because I felt things were slipping a bit in the serious gear area that I did some research on google and found to on great surprise that a controlling interest in this great Scottish institution had been acquired by JD Sports. That was the explanation and the cause of my concern. I am concerned and disappointed in equal measure. I hope it works out for the family and staff. For me it means a trip to Ellis Brigham! Sorry to lose a great family business.
Written August 31, 2015
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