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HMV Staff Informed This Morning Which Stores Are Closing

Update: full list of branches affected.

It looks like 66 HMV stores are to close, with staff apparently being told this morning whether or not they’re affected by the problems the high street chain has had of late.

An official announcement is expected later today, but TheSixthAxis has seen a list – unverified as now – and the Oxford Street branch appears to be one of those affected. In Scotland five branches are closing in Edinburgh and three in Glasgow, if the list is accurate.

Deloitte, HMV‘s administrators, were expected to close branches across the UK in order to make a potential buyout more appealing. Hilco are still the main interested party.

Closures are expected to be within four to six weeks. Whilst 66 stores obviously affects a huge number of employees (and customers) it’s not as high as previously assumed.

Our thoughts go out to those hearing bad news this morning.


Update: HMV have confirmed the list:

Ashton-under-Lyne
Ballymena
Barnsley
Bayswater
Belfast Boucher Road
Belfast Forestside, Bexleyheath
Birkenhead
Birmingham Fort
Blackburn, Boston
Bournemouth Castlepoint
Bracknell
Burton-upon-Trent
Camberley
Chesterfield
Coleraine
Craigavon
Croydon Centrale
Derry
Dumfries, Durham
Edinburgh Fort
Edinburgh Gyle Centre
Edinburgh Ocean
Edinburgh Princes Street
Edinburgh St James
Falkirk, Fulham
Glasgow Fort
Glasgow Silverburn
Glasgow Braehead
Huddersfield
Kirkcaldy
Leamington Spa
Leeds White Rose
Lisburn
Loughborough,
Luton
Manchester 90
Moorgate
Newry
Newtonabbey
Orpington
Rochdale
Scunthorpe
South Shields
Speke Park
St Albans
St Helens
Stockton-on-Tees
Tamworth
Teesside
Telford
Trocadero
Wakefield
Walsall
Walton-on-Thames
Wandsworth
Warrington
Watford
Wellingborough
Wigan
Wood Green
Workington
Wrexham

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29 Comments
  1. sshaunss
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Oh not the Wigan one first game station now this ill have now where left at this rate.

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:14.
    • sshaunss
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Kinda sucks as well always seemed to find strange games in there like ncis, Sherlock Holmes, dr who, and back to the future that I’d never seen anywhere else.

      Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:34.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        Leaves room for the rise of the indies, who all the nationals originally put out of business., but now the nationals have been put of business and where left with multi-nationals there should be room for indies.

        Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:09.
  2. GhostViper
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    This is to bad :(

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:18.
  3. kjkg
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    From a selfish point of you, that’s a real bugger about Glasgow. I only shop in Braehead and Silverburn (which is 5 minutes down the road). Really don’t fancy going to East Kilbride shopping centre, and city centre is a pain to have to travel to.

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:20.
    • kjkg
      Member
      Since: Apr 2010

      View*. My grammar and speeling has really gone downhill. Think I need a new job to kick the old brain back in gear.

      Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:24.
      • kjkg
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        HOLYY CCCRRRRAPPPPPP Spelling!!!*

        Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 10:24.
  4. Mike
    Member
    Since: Oct 2008

    My local is closing. Only got Grainger Games now. Wonder if they move into a larger store as they are currently in a tiny one.

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:08.
  5. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    thats a shame, its a bit odd if they shut the flagship store and not the Picadilly one, as that one is a bit poop compared to Oxford St. I guess its the lease that is causing the problem.

    Sorry to hear people losing their jobs though.

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:12.
    • FriendlyFiend
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Isn’t the Piccadilly one down on the closure list as Trocadero? I agree with you – much better to lose that store than the Oxford Street Branch (though sad we have to lose any of them … maybe if they got back to stocking a decent range of music things might be better)

      Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:40.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        The list wasn’t up when I commented. Thats a real shame.

        Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 12:13.
  6. ProjectJAY
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    So that’s pretty much every HMV near to me. Will be a shame to see the Princes Street one go, they had a neat Gamerbase. On the other hand, I don’t think I ever bought a game from them…

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:36.
  7. Taylor Made
    Member
    Since: Oct 2011

    Birmingham bullring one is safe yay

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:38.
  8. Zephyre
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Hope they actually get round to sorting the remaining stores out. Only ventured into my local once since the troubles and I’ve seen better organised jumble sales

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:42.
  9. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Wow, both of my local HMVs are safe for now then – still won’t shop there mind you…

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:51.
  10. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well there’s my local store gone, have to go to the one in Bluewater.

    Comment posted on 07/02/2013 at 11:52.

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