HMV, 38-40 North End
- 38-40 North End, CR0 1UG
- Mon-Wed: 9am-6:30pm; Thu: 9am-9pm; Fri-Sat: 9am-6:30pm; Sun: 11am-5pm (source: website, Sep 2014)
Accessibility: No steps to get into the ground floor, but some of the stock is in the basement or on the first floor photo of sign, and there's no lift.
As of January 2012 it was a branch of JJB Sports photo, but the entire JJB Sports chain went into administration in October 2012. Several JJB Sports branches were purchased by Sports Direct, but the Croydon store was not one of them photo of notice.
In April 2013, a clothes shop called Fashion 4 Less opened on the premises. As of early August 2014, the Croydon Guardian reported that a branch of HMV would be opening on the premises on 4 September. Fashion 4 Less continued to trade there in the meantime, albeit with "Closing Down Sale" notices in the windows photo stating that the last day of trading would be Sunday 17 August photo. Fashion 4 Less had indeed vacated the premises by Monday 18 August photo.
As of early September 2014, the Croydon Advertiser further reports that the opening has been put back to 11 September, and indeed on 3 September it didn't look quite ready to open photo. On the morning of 11 September there were staff in and out getting it ready to open photo.