Tuesday 19 February 2019 2:35 pm

HMV Meadowhall brought back from closure in latest reopening

HMV has reopened its fifth store earmarked for closure today, as new owner Doug Putman continues his run of rental renegotiations with high street landlords.

The music chain’s branch in Meadowhall, which was the only one in Yorkshire to shut down after HMV was acquired, opened up its doors this morning.


The news comes days after HMV’s Glasgow Braehead reopened in the wake of new owner Putman striking a deal with the outlet's landlord Intu.

Read more: HMV to reopen fourth store marked for closure

HMV’s iconic Fopp Glasgow Byres and Bath stores have also both resumed service after several days of being closed, as well as one of the retailer’s flagship outlets in Bluewater after the Canadian entrepreneur renegotiated the terms of the store’s lease.

Last month Doug Putman stepped in to save the embattled music chain in a move that rescued 100 of the retailer’s stores.

Read more: Sunrise Records rescues HMV from administration

However, plans for 27 store closures were announced as part of the acquisition, and Putman told the BBC that the closures come after continued rent rises.

Since those comments, Putman has been looking to renogiate rents with individual landlords of those 27 stores that have closed, with today’s rescue marking the fifth rescue deal since the acquisition.

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