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The sounds of the Velvet Underground echoed in the Virgin Megastore in Union Square on Sunday afternoon, as bargain-hunting passers-by and hard-core music shoppers poked through what few items remained at the last large-scale record store in New York City. It was the final day of business for the Virgin Megastore chain in North America, which at its peak had 23 locations but by Sunday was down to two: the 57,square-foot, two-level New York outlet, and a smaller Hollywood shop that was also set to close. With the music industry stuck in a decade-long crisis, the sight of a record store closing is hardly surprising.
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Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Oregon. I was downtown today and thought I'd swing into Virgin to pick up a couple things, and as I approach I see signs on the windows proclaiming a "Everything Must Go - Store Closing" sale.
Virgin Megastores is an international entertainment retailing chain, founded in early by Sir Richard Branson as a record shop on London 's Oxford Street. Bycurrent operations are exclusively in the Middle East and in North Africa, consisting of approximately 40 stores. Richard Branson and Nik Powell had initially run a small record shop called Virgin Records and Tapes on Notting Hill GateLondonspecialising particularly in " krautrock " imports, and offering bean bags and free vegetarian food for the benefit of customers listening to the music on offer.
In this economy, we can't justify the other stores to replace the Times Square store. Brick-and-mortar music retailers across the country have been fighting a losing battle with Internet sales. Tower Records declared bankruptcy last year.
Sir Richard Branson plans to build on the success of discount carrier Virgin Blue and reintroduce Virgin megastores into Australia after withdrawing from the market nearly 10 years ago. Brazin plans to exploit the strength of the Virgin brand and rename about 50 of its stores over the next couple years. Sir Richard flew to Melbourne last week in preparation for tonight's unveiling of the first Virgin Megastore, in the Jam Factory in Chapel St, which will feature flamboyant star Elton John.
Things aren't looking good for the Virgin Megastore chain. In an unrelated closure, the Vancouver store ceased operations inwhen HMV took over its location. The failure of the Virgin Megastore chain seems like a sign of the times: the owners clearly see more profit to be made leasing retail space to clothing retailers such as Forever 21 the new Times Square tenant than in continuing to operate brick-and-mortar music stores in the digital age.
Virgin Megastores, the music and lifestyle retailer, is pulling out of the US, closing its six stores across the country over the next few months. The decision by Virgin, which has been in the country sincerepresents the latest blow to music stores. The biggest music retailer is Apple's online iTunes service.
Sir Richard Branson yesterday severed his last remaining link with the high street, offloading his Virgin Megastore chain at a time when record shops are under unprecedented pressure from the internet and supermarkets. The sale of stores throughout the UK and Ireland to a management buyout group for an undisclosed sum marks a final retreat from the music industry after more than 35 years. After setting the company up as a mail order business inSir Richard opened the first Megastore in Oxford Street, London, the following year and founded the Virgin record label inselling millions of vinyl copies of Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. The Virgin brand - which has been attached over the years to everything from trains to credit cards and wedding dresses to vodka with varying degrees of success - will disappear from store fronts from November to be replaced with the name Zavvi.