This Nostalgia seeks to record the enterprises on Robb Street in the old days, and pays tribute to the Mom and Pop’s businesses, when Georgetown was a thriving, flourishing business community. Now don’t get me wrong, business is still flourishing, but yesteryear there was no VAT, no street vendors blocking up the pavements, no styrofoam plastic containers choking the drains and no minibuses crowding the thoroughfares.

It would be easy to take you on a wandering trip along Robb Street from Water Street to New Garden, but grouping the genres of businesses located there, would be more interesting and relevant.

For entertainment there was the Metropole Cinema which opened on Robb Street around 1935 with the Merry Widow and was destroyed by fire September 7, 2004.     Continue reading