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Shop owner, 28, runs last cassette shop in Britain and says ‘teens visit’

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ENTERPRISING Alex Tadross reckons he’s got business taped at the helm of the last ­cassette shop in Britain.

Alex, 28, has seen brisk trade despite the basic technology, which fell out of fashion in the 1980s with the advent of CDs.

Alex Tadross reckons he’s got business taped at the helm of the last ­cassette shop in Britain

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Alex Tadross reckons he’s got business taped at the helm of the last ­cassette shop in BritainCredit: Mercury

He said teenagers often visit Mars Tapes, which he runs with pals Borja Reguiera and Giorgio Carbone.

Alex added: “We’re a quirky shop and there has been loads of footfall despite cassettes being typically old school.

“We’ve had a few young people, like teenagers, coming in if they’re starting their own retro cassette collection.

“They buy something almost every week, which is great.”

Alex said the trio moved on to selling cassettes in their Manchester store in February 2019 after launching a shop selling vinyl records in 2017.

They bought “loads and loads” because they are more affordable for customers and “a bit quirkier than a CD”.

He added: “Ever since word got out about us it has got busier, especially since we reopened after lockdown.

“I’m half Egyptian so I also have some Egyptian cassettes from my family.

“There are some cassette shops in Egypt that are successful and have been going since the 80s but the idea of ­cassette shops outside of Egypt is a bit mad to them.”

Alex said teenagers often visit Mars Tapes, which he runs with pals

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Alex said teenagers often visit Mars Tapes, which he runs with palsCredit: Mercury
Alex said: 'We’re a quirky shop and there has been loads of footfall despite cassettes being typically old school'

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Alex said: ‘We’re a quirky shop and there has been loads of footfall despite cassettes being typically old school’Credit: Mercury
Alex said: 'We’ve had a few young people, like teenagers, coming in if they’re starting their own retro cassette collection'

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Alex said: ‘We’ve had a few young people, like teenagers, coming in if they’re starting their own retro cassette collection’Credit: Mercury
The trio moved on to selling cassettes in their Manchester store in February 2019 after launching a shop selling vinyl records in 2017

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The trio moved on to selling cassettes in their Manchester store in February 2019 after launching a shop selling vinyl records in 2017Credit: Mercury
Alex says customers bought 'loads and loads' of tapes because they are more affordable and 'a bit quirkier than a CD'

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Alex says customers bought ‘loads and loads’ of tapes because they are more affordable and ‘a bit quirkier than a CD’Credit: Mercury
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