Conlon Antiques! The real reason behind the name change!!

My Dad’s shop has been on Clanbrassil street in Dublin for probably for about 30 years!! He may as well be part of the street himself! And for the past 30 years his shop has been known as ‘The Curio Shop’… So after 30 years Greg decides that he’s changing the name of his shop to ‘Conlon Antiques’!. Most people would normally change their shop name for branding reasons or because they wanna appeal to their target audience… Not Greg…The real reason he changed the name is due to a conversation he overheard as he munched his sandwich in the cafe (bottom left of the pic) beside his shop. An old couple were sitting having their afternoon tea and cake looking at ‘The Curio Shop’ deliberating what it was that ‘The Curio Shop’ sold!… That was it and that was Greg’s light bulb moment after 30 years!! And as of November 2012, Conlon Antiques was born!! Here’s to another 30 years!!! A business man if ever I met one!!

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Conlon Antiques

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Jenny Conlon is a broadcast, freelance journalist, writer and fashion and entertainment critic. Her work has featured on the RTÉ. fashion and entertainments website. She has assisted production of RTÉ's Morning Ireland and The Business. Jenny produced and presented a weekly fashion and entertainment show Girls Talk Back on 103.2 Dublin City Fm and was Newsreader and Editor of the newsroom. Her work continues to feature in Irish publications such as The Irish Tatler, U magazine and The Dubliner. Jenny completed her Masters in International Journalism in 2009. She is looking forward to a jam packed 2012 where she will continue broadcasting and writing and being inspired. She will be modelling for a high street fashion shoot and plans to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.....

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