Thursday, September 29, 2016

News: That's Entertainment opening in Rotherham

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That's Entertainment, the High Street store that sells used CDs, DVDs, games and electronics, is opening a new outlet in Rotherham town centre.

With 27 stores, That's Entertainment is part of the business called Music Magpie - the most popular recommerce website in Europe, providing consumers with cash for their unwanted CDs, DVDs, games and electronics.

Established in 2007 by co‐founders Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, Music Magpie has developed websites and mobile apps that enable customers to easily sell unwanted items.

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That's Entertainment, which has a store in Doncaster but closed its Sheffield store at Crystal Peaks, has taken on 38-40 College Street in Rotherham town centre and will open this Friday following the recruitment of staff.

The property, which has a ground floor sales area of 2,000 sq ft, has been advertised by retail property consultants, Barker Proudlove. The whole of the historic building on the corner of the High Street is currently up for sale.

Previous occupiers include clothing retailers, Internacionale and Dorothy Perkins / Burtons.

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The Music Magpie business now has sales of around £75m per annum across the UK and US, establishing its US brand decluttr.com in 2014. The UK business employs around 800 people, primarily at its two distribution centres in Stockport and Macclesfield, where the business was founded.

NVM Private Equity invested in the company at the end of 2015 after LDC exited the business following its investment in musicMagpie.co.uk in 2011 to support the business' international expansion.

Other recent openings in Rotherham town centre includes K.D Davis & Sons - The Greengrocers, The £1 £12 Bookshop and PhoneMatic.

Consultants, NLP identified 66 vacant retail/service units within Rotherham town centre in July 2016, which equates to 20.6% of all units.

Music Magpie website

Images: Music Magpie


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