Deathwatch: 66 HMV stores to close

It’s bad news for 930 HMV staff today as they learn that they’ll be losing their jobs, with 66 stores set to close over the next six weeks, in spite of recent rumours that over 100 stores would be axed.

Having said that, there’s no guarantee that the closures will end with the 66 stores that have been announced today.

Here’s the list of stores that will be closing over the next few weeks…



  • jt
    I remember when all this were Our Price...
  • Grammar N.
    Some pretty big stores there - Manchester Market Street and Edinburgh Princess Street are pretty big prominent stores. Or at least they were last time I was there.
  • Euan
    Blimey, that has to be pretty much a clean sweep of the Edinburgh stores - unless there's still one in the tatty Cameron Toll shopping centre, I forget. Still, that's the flagship store on Princes Street, then the ones in St James Centre (city centre mall), Ocean Terminal (mall on north edge of city), Fort (retail park on east edge), Gyle (mall on west edge of city). Certainly expected some consolidation, losing the lot is a surprise though.
  • sh
    Seems like they are taking it out on the north!
  • Alexis
    Glad to see the evil megalomaniacs that run Castlepoint Bournemouth will now have an empty unit. But that's another story...
  • Sicknote
    AW FUCK..!! The Moorgate store is going to close; where the fuck am I going to go know to get a list of movies and music to buy from Amazon now...?
  • Euan
    Huh, wonder why the comment I posted is 'awaiting moderation', the naughtiest words in it are blimey and tatty!
  • ThinWhiteDuke
    So they're taking down all the shops in Edinburgh are they? Interestingly though the list doesn't include the Fopp Store on Rose Street...
  • Bazinga
    Don't shut down all the Edinburgh ones, just turn them into off licences.
  • Euan
    The one thing I couldn't remember, was, is there still an HMV in Cameron Toll, more or less opposite the Sainsbury's? Certainly one heck of a cull of the Edinburgh stores though.
  • Euan
    wtf, awaiting moderation again?
  • chewbacca
    @Euan You don't "wait" for moderation on here, your comments just stay on your version of the page only, in a sort of BW wank-limbo. You'd think the site owners would do something about this, although, judging by their piss-poor "standards", perhaps that's simply beyond them... OT: The vast majority of locations above seem to be those that would command hefty rental fees. Perhaps the strategy is to get the bills down regardless of footfall? This will end well, mark my words. W-e-l-l. or not
  • Captain W.
    @Euan If you're using words like "blimey and tatty", you're clearly in breach of the language etiquette here. Try a liberal sprinlking of cunts, fucks and/or wankers. That should do the trick.
  • The T.
    Certainly the Scottish store are all leased properties, more than likely costing a fortune to rent too.
  • Euan
    So you mean to say I can post titty shitbiscuits without the post being marked for moderation?
  • Sam
    so left for northern ireland I see basically all those are getting closed down
  • Jerec
    At least one things for certain, you will be able to get some bargains at HMV for once, unless the staff go batshit crazy and start burning down stores. Now that would be awesome.
  • Dr Z.
    And where are those titty shitbiscuits that you speak of, Euan?
  • 20th p.
    HMV TO CLOSE STORES - Shock!!!! There's no news like old news.
  • Euan
    Can't help but wonder whether closing all five Edinburgh stores is a mistake. I mean, isn't it possible that just closing four would result in the remaining one getting rather more business?
  • Oz
    They could well be closing all those on the shortest remaining leases, much cheaper to exit.
  • chewbacca
    @Euan Fuck Edinburgh, it's full of fucking English wankers. The Scots leave them to it, as they know it's so utter fuckingly cockshit they'd rather live in.. Ayr. Or some shit. Salt 'n' sauce? Fuck off. Edinburgh wanksauce more like. Cunts.
  • James D.
    Why does Wales seem to have escaped.
  • Jamie
    5 in Edinburgh closing. To be fair, who would want to have a store in shitty Princes Street anyway. Used to be beautiful over a decade ago. Now it's a shit hole. All Edinburgh city planners should be locked up.
  • The J.
    [...] a full list of which HMV stores are closing please see the two articles at the Bitterwallet blog (article 1 and article [...]
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