HMV set to return to high street Crawley with store ‘twice as big’ as before


A century-old staple of the British high street is set to return to Crawley soon.

HMV has confirmed details of plans in which it will open a new store in the town of Sussex which it left in 2019.

A spokesperson for the retailer told SussexLive the new store will be twice the size of the old HMV and will bring “incredible fan events”.

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HMV managing director Phil Halliday said: “We know we’ve missed Crawley’s customers so we’re delighted to be returning to a bigger and better location.

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“HMV has a long history of offering signings and performances by amazing artists and bands in its stores.

“We look forward to hosting some amazing fan events at Crawley soon.”

The new store will be located at 26 The Martletts, Crawley, RH10 1ES and is expected to be over 10,000 square feet, double that of the previous store.

In addition to creating nine new jobs, the store will carry a wide range of vinyl, speakers, turntables and pop culture merchandise as well as thousands of CDs, DVDs and Blue Rays.

An exact opening date as well as a full range in store should be announced “very soon”.

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