HMV store is not on second list of closures

Eastbourne’s HMV store is not on a second list of stores identified for closure.

The Joint Administrators of the business this week confirmed that a further 37 of the group’s stores have been identified for closure on top of 66 outlets that had already been marked for closure earlier this year.

No fixed date is set for the stores to shut their doors which will continue to trade in the meantime. But it is expected that closures will take place over the next four to six weeks in parallel with the 66 stores that are already subject to a closure programme.

Nick Edwards, Joint Administrator, said, “As part of our ongoing review of HMV’s financial position, we have undertaken a further review of the store portfolio and have identified an additional 37 stores for closure.

“This step has been taken in order to enhance the prospects of the restructured business continuing as a going concern.”