HMV in Bower Place will close along with other stores across the country by April 30th. (Photo by Jeff Stokoe/Advocate staff)

Red Deer’s Bower Place to get Sunrise Records after HMV’s closure

After much suspense over the next occupant of the soon-to-be vacated Bower Place HMV, Sunrise Records has announced it will move into the space.

In a recently updated list of 80 new Sunrise Records locations across Canada, Red Deer has been added. The Ontario-based chain will occupy the former HMV site.

The store will open on June 1.

Nine more locations were announced by the chain, bringing the total to 80 former HMV locations it will move into.

HMV announced in January it was closing its stores nationwide after an Ontario court approved an application to place the company into receivership. All of its 102 retail locations will be closed by April 30.

Sunrise Records announced in March it will take over 70 of HMV’s former locations. Then in early April, that number grew to 80 and included the Red Deer location.

Sunrise Records was founded in 1977 in Toronto and had nine locations before the announced expansion into former HMV stores.

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