Six HMV stores saved from closure - full list staying open and being axed

Six HMV stores saved from closure - full list staying open and being axedSix HMV stores saved from closure - full list staying open and being axed

Six more HMV stores have been saved from closure after the chain's owner Sunrise Records manage to renegotiate rent costs, saving dozens of jobs. Branches in Birmingham, Reading and more will remain on the high street in good news for workers and local shoppers. Among those saved is the Grimsby branch - which shoppers described as heartbreaking earlier this year when closing down posters appeared on its windows. One disappointed shopper wrote on Twitter: "My heart dropped when I saw the Closing sign, then realised they’re just moving, sad to see the store go by glad Plymouth will still have a HMV! #hmv." The branch previously said it would shut its doors later this month with for sale signs on almost all of its products and 'store closing' signs in its windows - however, it's now been saved. A HMV spokesperson said: "At this time, talks are ongoing with the landlords involved and are currently progressing in a positive direction. "Thank you to the community for their ongoing support for us and we will let you know if anything changes." HMV’s Birmingham store in the Bullring shopping centre was also due to pull down its shutters at the end of January - however it's now been saved. In a statement on Thursday, the company said: "We are delighted to announce that we have been able to secure new agreements on 6 stores which were previously under threat of closure. "This is great news for our staff and for our loyal customers in the ...
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