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BREAKING NEWS: HMV Crawley to close in 1 week

The dramatic decision for the quick closure has come as a shock to both the employees and the customers.

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At the beginning of Feb ’19 it was announced that HMV was to close 27 of their stores after Sunrise Records bought 100 stores out of administration.

But in that list of closures Crawley was never mentioned.

Now it appears that is no longer the case as staff were informed yesterday of the intention to close the store in just over 1 weeks time, closing on the 9th March.

Only a couple of days ago it was announced that six of the stores that had recently been closed were now re-opened following negotiations with landlords over the rent on those premises.

But despite this news there has still been no plan to reinvigorate the business and without a clear strategy moving forward it is unclear how HMV will be able to cope with online still paving the way forward for multi-media and technology sales.

A spokesperson from HMV and Sunrise Records was not available for comment.

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Furniture Village opens its doors in Crawley’s County Oak Retail Park

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Crawley welcomes Furniture Village who will open a brand-new store in County Oak retail park this Boxing Day.

The new location offers a Carpetright concession, providing a one-stop-shop for customers looking to update their homes.

Visitors to the new Furniture Village store will be invited to create their ‘home in one’, by exploring collections for every room of the house, from sofas to beds to dining.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, comments:

“With much of the UK under lockdown, I’m delighted we’ve been able to open our new store in Crawley. County Oak is a fantastic shopping destination and the ideal choice for Furniture Village.

“It’s been a challenging year for everyone, but I am incredibly proud of the Furniture Village team which continues to offer industry-leading quality, choice and service. As well as Family Retailer of the Year, we’ve also been awarded National Bed Retailer of the Year so I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming customers to our new bed department.”

The store will see a team of 11 expert sales consultants offering valuable insights and advice to customers, all made possible thanks to enhanced Covid-19 safety measures.

These include temperature checks, PPE for all staff and hand sanitisation stations, along with an appointment booking system which can be accessed via the website.

Charlie Harrison, Commercial Director at Furniture Village, adds:

“Customer safety is still, and will continue to be, a priority for us. The feedback from all of our existing stores continues to be overwhelmingly positive, with the appointment booking system providing reassurance and exceptional service for customers.”

The store will open at 9am on Saturday 26th December 2020. Opening offers include Sale discounts of up to 50% plus an additional £50 off every £500 spent.

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