hmv is set to open a new store at Solihull-based shopping centre, Mell Square, on the entertainment retailer’s 100th birthday.

The 4,500 sq ft store, which creates eight new jobs for the local area, arrives on 20th July, 100 years since the very first hmv store opened its doors to the public. The first 100 customers will receive a goodie bag, but all will be able to take advantage of amazing in-store offers, including:

·         Two-for-£40 on best-selling vinyl titles

·         20% off high-definition Blu-Ray and 4K film and TV

·         hmv’s Century of Music and Film promotions, showcasing the best of the past 100 years

·         Great savings across the technology range, with up to half price on headphones and turntables

In addition, hmv’s highly anticipated 1921 Centenary Edition vinyl will be on sale in store from 24th July. The collection of some of the retailer’s favourite albums from the past 100 years includes Sam Smith’s acclaimed debut album “In the Lonely Hour”, Kate Bush’s “Hounds of Love”, Dolly Parton’s “The Very Best of” and The Star Wars Trilogy’s Original Soundtrack.

Local customers can also look forward to pop-culture must haves, with exclusive t-shirts, sweet treats and collectable figurines, alongside an extensive range of over 5,000 vinyl LPs, collector’s edition Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD titles for film and TV lovers, with a great selection of classic turntables and the latest headphones too. Solihull shoppers can also take advantage of hmv’s brand-new “hmv delivers” service, allowing customers to order any items not in store to be delivered direct to their door.

Claire Preston, Store Manager, said: “We’re very glad to be back in Solihull, and look forward to welcoming everyone to the new hmv shop.” hmv Managing Director, Phil Halliday, said: “As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, we’re excited to offer music, film and TV fans in Solihull the chance to browse our incredible range and take advantage of amazing in-store offers.”

Councillor Ian Courts, Leader of Solihull Council, (which now owns Mell Square), said: “It’s great that such a well-known brand as hmv is returning to Mell Square with a new store. It shows that Solihull is still a good place to do business, remains attractive to retailers and I am confident they will not be the last to invest in the town. It also seems auspicious that the store will open on hmv’s 100th birthday, especially for the first 100 customers! I wish hmv and their new staff all the best for this new venture and look forward to other retailers joining them in the future.”

The store’s opening hours are:

·         Monday – Saturday: 9am-5.30pm

·         Sunday: 10.30am-4.30pm