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HMV may consider permanent Barnstaple move

By NDJNews  |  Posted: October 31, 2012

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HMV has confirmed it may consider moving to Barnstaple permanently.

Yesterday it emerged that the company is opening a temporary 'pop-up shop' in the Green Lanes shopping centre in Barnstaple. It will create 10 jobs during the two months from Novemver 5 to January 5.

Today Gennaro Castaldo from HMV said the company would consider a permanent move if it could find the right site and there was strong demand locally.

He said: "We're really looking forward to opening our store in the Green Lanes shopping centre in time for Christmas and to bring greater local choice in music, film, games and technology products.

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"Our entertainment 'pop up' is due to continue through to January, but if we're able to find a suitable permanent location and there's also a really strong response to our offer locally it may be that we can look to remain for the longer-term.

"In any event we hope we will be of service and with some fantastic releases coming out on CD, DVD/Blu-ray and games from the likes of Robbie Williams, One Direction, Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, we hope we will be able to help everyone with their gift requirements."

 

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  • jess_doughty  |  December 04 2012, 2:56PM

    I think it's a great idea to have a permanent HMV in Barnstaple! We don't really have anywhere to purchase reasonably priced media within town, you have to go out of town to Tesco's.

  • Abeloth  |  November 13 2012, 11:39AM

    definately a great idea, but could be subject to shop leasing prices and agreements by Green lanes as i would presume this is the one of the major factors as to why so many have recenlty closed with footfall still remaining the same.

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  • trickyP1  |  November 01 2012, 11:24AM

    I would like to see it do well just to fill the empty units. But we do have 2 excellent record shops here, with Solo and Matt the Hat's place, so I hope they don't suffer as a result. Support your local shops 'cos we'll miss them when they've gone!

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  • Barney501  |  October 31 2012, 2:12PM

    Excellent idea, if a short term solution to Barnstaple's empty retail units.

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