HMV may consider permanent Barnstaple move
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."