Merry Hill's HMV store is saved from closure

Credit: Steven Edwards/The Only Way Is Dudley

Staff were seen removing posters from around the store today as it's believed a rescue deal has been agreed to keep the branch open for another 12 months.

It's the second time in the last year that the branch has been saved, with locals told the store would close - along with many other branches around the UK - before the end of January. The retailer has been frantically trying to come to agreements with landlords to attempt to save the ailing entertainment business, which has been part of the UK high street for 98 years.

The news adds to the positive outcome in Birmingham when it was revealed last week that the Bullring store will also be saved, and will remain open alongside the new HMV Vault in Dale End.

HMV was purchased in a rescue deal by music mogul Doug Putman in February 2019, after it crashed into administration for the second time in five years in December 2018.

15 stores were closed, including the Merry Hill branch, however it quickly reopened just over two weeks later.


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