Music Industry Ireland > HMV is back in Ireland
After dramatically closing shop last January, HMV have returned back to the Irish shores under the ownership of Hilco, which bought the company in a deal worth almost 59 million euro. HMV relaunched their flagship store on September 12th, with The Strypes performing in-store at the Henry street location. HMV continued their relaunch with branches at Dundrum Town Centre, Liffey Valley, The Crescent Shopping Centre and a location in Limerick opening their doors on September 12th.
Larry Howard owner of Hilco Capital Ireland announced that HMV will exchange all valid HMV gift cards, which were not honoured under the previous owners. This is a dramatic u-turn for the iconic music chain, which saw 16 of its Irish stores close down after going into receivership.