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HMV in Islington to close doors at end of month

HMV is closing stores across the UK HMV is closing stores across the UK

Sunday, January 12, 2014
2:00 PM

HMV’s flagship technology store in Upper Street is set to close this month.

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The shop at the N1 Centre in Parkfield Street will officially shut on January 25.

Staff at the store, which was geared towards a technology focus in 2011, say the shop is being closed due to a rise in rent.

Some employees will be relocated to other London stores including HMV’s Oxford Street shop.

The closure comes a year after the company went in to administration and was snapped up by retail restructuring specialists Hilco.

Gill Stamp, a regular customer at the store, said the closure would be a loss to Islington.

“It’s such a shame, it’s always packed and all the staff are very friendly and really helpful,” said Mrs Stamp, 77, of Lofting Road.

“I went in there the other day and I had to leave because it was so busy, I can’t understand why it would close.”

HMV refused to comment on why the store was closing.

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