The Shop Replacing HMV On Oxford Street Will Make You Feel Quite Depressed

The iconic record shop of your youth is no more.

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Remember the big HMV on Oxford Street?

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You'd spend hours in there, looking at records you would never buy, flicking through a rack of posters that made you cringe, or waiting for someone to stop playing on the Playstation 3s.

That store is now closed. Instead a smaller store has opened further down Oxford Street, the same location as their first London store (which opened in 1921).

Excited to see new HMV Oxford Street open! Love buying DVDs in store! @hmvtweets

Holly Scott@hollymayscott

Excited to see new HMV Oxford Street open! Love buying DVDs in store! @hmvtweets

6:44 PM - 02 Oct 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

So what is the closed HMV turning into? THIS.

As a person who went to HMV on Oxford Street constantly as a teenager this is really quite distressing to see

Scott Bryan@scottygb

As a person who went to HMV on Oxford Street constantly as a teenager this is really quite distressing to see

7:02 PM - 14 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

That's right. Another Sports Direct.

The new Sports Direct Oxford Street store is coming to life #retail

eCommera@eCommera

The new Sports Direct Oxford Street store is coming to life #retail

10:46 AM - 13 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite