HMV to close its Cornmarket store today

Oxford Mail: Shoppers at HMV after it began its closing down sale in January Shoppers at HMV after it began its closing down sale in January

MUSIC store HMV will close today, bosses have confirmed.

Administrators said in January that the Cornmarket Street store would shut in March, but the closure date was then extended until today.

It was claimed they were looking for another location in the city, but no further announcement has been made and a member of staff, who asked not to be named, said yesterday: “Wednesday is our last day of trade.

“We don’t have another trading location 100 per cent confirmed and the store will shut.”

A poster in the shop window said: “We hope to relocate in Oxford but in the meantime you can still get the music, film, games and technology you love from HMV Reading, The Oracle.”

HMV will open at 8.30am today and close for the last time at 6.30pm.

The company went into administration in January, following a tough Christmas period for high street shops.

It had struggled with weak consumer spending, combined with competition from the internet and supermarkets.

But it was saved when UK firm Hilco made a rescue deal worth £50m in April with administrators Deloitte.

That deal included 141 stores and 2,500 jobs, ending fears that the brand would disappear.

Our top stories:

UPDATE: Man with tuberculosis goes missing in Oxford

Oxford Mail:

8:24pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

A 49-year-old man with a contagious disease has gone missing.

Death of more than 4,000 fish in Didcot linked to cleaning chemical

Oxford Mail:

3:42pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE death of more than 4,000 fish in a Didcot stream has been linked to some kind of cleaning chemical or detergent.

10.30am Update: The traffic on the A34 is easing after this morning's problems

Oxford Mail: A34 traffic alert

10:30am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE route between Abingdon and Oxford on the A34 is now clear, following heavy congestion this morning.

11am update: Thames Water says bad smell across Oxfordshire is not from sewage + Map of pong reports

Oxford Mail: The Oxford skyline yesterday afternoon as pollution levels rose to moderate levels.Picture: OX66377 Jon Lewis

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

A STRANGE smell across Oxford was last night and this morning reported by residents.

Riley signing is worth the risk - Oxford United boss

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Signing Joe Riley for Oxford United was a “no-brainer” according to head coach Michael Appleton, despite the full back’s injury record.

Yarns invite new tales about Oxford's patron saint

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE legend of St Frideswide is 1,400 years old but at Christ Church Cathedral a new yarn has been spun about Oxford’s patron saint.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree