ONE of Glasgow’s best-known shops — ‘Harrid’s Convenience Store’ in ‘Still Game’ —  has secured permission to sell alcohol.

The new operators of the Townhead Convenience Store, which featured in the BBC sitcom, have been granted an off-sales licence by the city’s licensing board.

Brian McMahon, representing the operators, told the board how his client’s premises was “potentially the most famous shop in Scotland”.

The National:

“If I was to tell you the name of the manager or the customers, you would know the shop immediately,” he said.

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“Navid is the manager and Jack and Victor were the customers.”

He said the shop is “fairly large” but would sell a “modest amount of alcohol”.

The shop, previously known as ‘Alfy’s Paper Shope’, has been trading under the current operators since late last year.

McMahon said they are a husband and wife duo from Iran who have “got a background in retail” and want to sell spirits, wine and beer from the store.