In a shock announcement, staff at the much loved Head Records in Leamington Spa announced that on its Facebook page that it was closing down for good – https://www.facebook.com/HEADLeamingtonSpa/
Welcome to the saddest selfie we have ever posted. I am very, very sorry to tell you that today we closed the shutters for good.
Thank you all for your loyalty and friendship. It was a genuine honour and our daily pleasure to provide you with the experience we did. We all loved every minute of it. Of course it’s overwhelmingly sad that this has happened, that we have lost our sanctuary, our little family and our jobs. But we fought mightily to the end and we did it with pride and, as always, a smile on our faces.
There’s no easy way to say goodbye. It’s a huge shock for all of us. Please, please continue to support independent shops and help to limit the number of people who have to go through what we just did.
Thank you, we love you. Rock on Tommy.
Over and out.
Most customers were very surprised by the announcement. The store always appeared to be a vibrant standard bearer for independent music retailers with a great range of products. The store celebrated 10 years in business only last year and things had looked rosy with wonderful in-store performances by Lucy Rose and Joe Dolman, plus new racks of vinyl records and record players. Leamington Spa is a wealthy town in Warwickshire with a busy shopping centre.
Let’s hope this is an exception and doesn’t indicate a slow down in the recent growth of physical record shop.by