It doesn't look like much, but this is an example of Glasgow's ever changing street scene. This is The Ritz Bar at North Street in 1960 after it had a refit inside to attract more lady customers. Outside there was a wall of grey marble bricks with a mosaic contrast of small green and blue tiles. Naturally the windows were tiny as this was still a time when you didn't want to be seen inside licensed premises. It also had a separate off licence.
An advertisement in the Evening Times said it was only "53 paces" from Charing Cross. Presumably a member of staff was sent to find out. As the ET eloquently put it: "One hundred yards to the south, scholars seeking wisdom in the marble silence of the Mitchell Library have slipped out for a quick one at The Ritz." Custom then was a mixed bag of musicians, office types and officials from the GMB union whose headquarters were across the road.
Since then, of course, the M8 has blasted a concrete canyon through what was the east side of North Street.