HMV closes another 37 stores

Another 37 HMV stores are being closed in a move affecting 464 staff at the collapsed music retailer, administrator Deloitte announced.

Music lovers mourn the loss of local HMV stores

As HMV announce a further 37 stores are to close many of you have taken to twitter to mourn the loss of local shops:

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Sad news about closure of HMV in Middlesbrough. Had a very enjoyable stint working there one Christmas many years ago with some top people

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Great, so my local HMV (and the store i used to work at) is closing down =( My thoughts go with the staff @hmvmansfield

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Absolutely gutted to hear HMV Stockport is closing down. Hope my friends there soon find employment elsewhere. The end of an era :(

Last month HMV staff live tweeted as they were made redundant. Read the tweets here.

Full details of HMV stores due to close

The full list of HMV stores which will close sometime in the next four to six weeks:

  • Ashford, Basildon, Bolton, Cheltenham, East Kilbride
  • Enfield, Folkestone, Glasgow Argyle
  • Gloucester, Grimsby, Hatfield Galleria
  • Heathrow T5 Departure Level, Heathrow Terminal 1, Heathrow Terminal 3, Heathrow Terminal 4
  • Hemel Hempstead, High Wycombe, Isle of Wight
  • Lancaster, Leadenhall, Mansfield
  • Middlesbrough, Newbury, Newcastle Silverlink
  • Newport, Nuneaton, Redditch

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37 HMV stores to close 'in the next four to six weeks'

HMV administrators Deloitte have confirmed another 37 stores will close "in the next four to six weeks in parallel with the 66 stores that are already subject to a closure programme."

We are extremely grateful to the staff for their continued strong support and commitment during an understandably difficult period. All other key stakeholders including suppliers and landlords remain supportive and we appreciate their ongoing assistance.

– Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator