Closing down signs appear in Meadowhall HMV window
Signs saying ‘store closing, everything must go’ have appeared in the window of Meadowhall’s HMV store.
Nationally, least eight HMV stores are to be axed from the UK high street after the music giant quietly begun shutting down the venues last month.
Word of the closures was spread by members of the public who posted photos of closure signs in shop windows on social media.
However, in many cases HMV has not yet publicly announced the closures.
It is unclear whether the store is closing down for good or relocating.
One Twitter user said: “What a ridiculous decision to suddenly put up STORE CLOSING signs without any official word. Well, that’s me going 100 per cent Amazon in future.”
Another added: “MY LOCAL HMV IS CLOSING I REPEAT THE HMV IN MEADOWHALL IS CLOSING THIS IS DISGUSTING.”
A spokesman confirmed that the Worcester store would be closing, and The Mirror Online reported today that Leeds, Reading, Plymouth, the Bullring in Birmingham, Worcester, Bury St Edmunds, Grimsby, and Nuneaton stores will be affected.
The branch was saved from closure in February after the chain was bought by Doug Putman, who runs the Canadian retailer Sunrise Records.
The chain was facing administration and the immediate closure of 27 stores, leading to 455 job losses.
A spokesperson for Meadowhall said: “At the present time we have no further information on HMV”.
The store on Sheffield’s High Street remains open, with signs in the window reading “#HMVisopen”.