Wolverhampton record store to close tomorrow after more than 50 years of selling music

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The Oldies Unlimited store on Darlington Street will close for the last time tomorrow

Oldies Unlimited in Wolverhampton will close its Darlington Street store on Saturday, December 4, marking the end of more than 50 years of record sales and group signatures in the city.

The store was originally scheduled to close on November 30, but remains open until the weekend, when it will close permanently.

Owner Simon Malpas said the plan for the company’s future is to run it online, send records and posters through the Facebook page, as well as join record shows across Wolverhampton.

Mr Malpas said the decision to close was difficult, but said the business would continue and thanked customers for their support.

He said: “I just want to warmly thank everyone who has supported us over the past 50 years.

“It’s very difficult to go away and it always sinks me in, but I know I’ve had a lot of happy times and met a lot of happy people.”

“One has been the change of routes to a one-way system, which means fewer buses passing the store, while Covid has really hit us after being closed for so long,” he explained .

“There are also family reasons why this happens and there is a part of me that can’t wait to work from home and resume my weekends after so long.”


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