In mid November this year, HMV will be re-opening a branch in Pescod Square Shopping Centre. Store Manager Natasha Jones and her new team are looking forward to greeting customers and helping them find the best entertainment HMV offers both in-store and online.
HMV previously occupied a unit at Pescod Square, but this closed in March 2013, around the time the retailer fell into administration. The new store will be located in the same unit it used to occupy before it left Pescod Square five years ago.
The unit, that expands to 7,134 sq ft, will have a wide range of vinyl, CDs, turntables, headphones and speakers, along with Blu-rays, DVDs, books and an extensive collection of music, film, t-shirts and merchandise. The new store’s lease extends until January 2021.
HMV’s return to Boston comes on the back of a surge in demand for vinyl around the country, as well as blockbuster video games releases.
Music to the Town’s Ears
Laurence Price – HMV’s Head of Retail: “We are thrilled to be opening a brand-new HMV store in Boston in November. We are extremely proud of our heritage and our dedicated staff, who, like our customers, share a passion for the best music and film, tech, t-shirts, gifts and collectables.”
Caroline Bridge, Senior Asset Manager at Capreon (managing agents for Pescod Square) added: “We are very pleased to be adding such a recognisable national retail brand to Pescod Square. We are always looking for ways to improve the shopping experience for all visitors to Pescod Square and HMV, with its diverse retail base and high-street recognition, will further enhance our existing offering.”
Clive Gibbon, Boston Borough Council’s Economic Development Manager, also greeted the good news by saying: “This reflects the growing confidence in Boston as a place to do business.”
The official opening date for the store has not yet been revealed, but we anticipate it being on or around Saturday 17th November. Please keep an eye on Pescod Square’s social media pages for updates, and/or follow the new store on Twitter at @HMVBoston.