11 October 2019 08:48
FOLLOWING HMV going into administration, the shutting down of multiple stores and the music shop all but disappearing from our high streets - many Brits thought we had said goodbye to the record and film retailer. But now the all new HMV Vault is opening, but where is the store and would does it sell? 3 Owner of HMV, Doug Putman poses in front of the new store What is HMV Vault? The all new HMV Vault store is opening just months after owners announced dozens of branch closures. The huge 25,000 sq ft store in Birmingham promises to be a "nirvana for music and film fans." HMV's owner, Doug Putnam says the new store will "simplify the offer" for HMV's customers by combining "clicks and mortar." 3 The new store promises to 'simplify' the HMV customer's experience Credit: PA:Press Association Where is the store?
The new store is opening in Dale End in Birmingham's city centre. It claims to be Europe's biggest entertainment store - reflecting "the resurgence of the HMV brand." HMV announced just months before the opening of HMV Vault that they would be shutting branches around the country. They closed stores in 27 locations, including two in Manchester, one in London's sprawling Westfields and also Merry Hill - a shopping centre close to Birmingham. The 27 HMV stores that have closed HERE's a full list of the HMV stores that shut today as a result of the administration deal: Ayr Bath Bluewater Bristol Cribbs Chichester Exeter Princesshay Fopp Bristol Fopp Glasgow Byres Fopp Manchester Fopp Oxford Glasgow Braehead Guernsey Hereford Manchester Trafford Merry Hill Oxford Street Peterborough Queensgate Plymouth Drake Circus Reading Sheffield Meadowhall Southport Thurrock Tunbridge Wells Uxbridge Watford Westfield London Wimbledon 3 The new store is said to combine 'clicks and mortar' What does HMV Vault sell? HMV Vault promises to sell vinyl, CDs and DVDs and features its own dedicated stage for live music performances. TOP STORIES AT THE SUN SHORE LOOK DIFFERENT Geordie Shore James transformed as he quits fake tan and eyebrow trims ALL A SHUTTER Shoppers are raving about Wilko's £4 blinds that can fit ANY window size Exclusive QUARREL & VARDY I'd never stitch you up but now everyone hates me, Becky Vardy tells Coleen Exclusive GETTING HIS U-BEND AWAY Randy plumber caught having sex with man's wife in customer's house DISBE-LEAF Phil Schofield brands Jamie Oliver a 'filthy pervert' for putting salad in pasty INCOMING New asteroid threat as 50ft space rock could hit Earth in just 70 years FOOD FOR THOUGHT Thrifty mum-of-three reveals how she feeds her family for only 97p a head HOWAY SWEET HOME Inside Geordie Shore's Holly Hagan and Jacob Blyth's incredible home WAG-A-DRAMA Vardy slams Coleen saying 'arguing with her would be like arguing with pigeon' Exclusive DOUBLE DUTY Hollyoaks' Mitchell's secret twin is already in the village hints actor Imran The company said it would have an "unrivalled" selection of LPs as sales of trendy vinyl hit a 25-year high. HMV said it would also stock an "unparalleled" range of specialist music titles, plus movies, books, posters, T-shirts and exclusive merchandise. Scots star KT Tunstall rocks out at Glasgow's HMV for album launch We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at [email protected] or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.