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Bath HMV store re-opens following rent negotiations

The HMV store in Bath shut last week but has now re-opened after rent negotiations. Credit: Robin Reynolds

The HMV store in Bath, which closed after the firm was taken over, has reopened.

The shop was one of 27 which shut on 5 February after the firm was sold to Canadian retailer, Sunshine Records.

The following West Country stores were also hit:

  • Bristol’s independent music store FOPP, which is also owned by HMV
  • Cribbs Causeway
  • Exeter
  • Plymouth

The Bath shop is back in business after the firm was able to reach a new agreement with its landlord over rent.

Two other stores - in Glasgow and Bluewater - are also trading again after renegotiations. A spokesperson said the firm is hopeful that other stores can also be saved.