Trading Post was founded on music lover Jo Walters’ stock of white labels and secondhand records in 1977.
The first two or three years of business were spent further up Nelson Street but it has been at number 23, until this week.
Jo ran it until 2002, when she sold up to Simon. A customer since 1982, he gave up his bank job and said he has enjoyed building on the shop’s wide customer base as proprietor. The shop has been a cornerstone of Stroud’s independent traders for three decades and Simon said he is looking forward to bringing it to the town centre.
Trading Post is moving in to the premises occupied by Charles Duncan estate agents, which is relocating to London Road.