Virgin Megastores is an international entertainment retailing chain, founded in early by Sir Richard Branson as a record shop on London 's Oxford Street. Bycurrent operations are exclusively in the Middle East and in North Africa, consisting of approximately 40 stores. Richard Branson and Nik Powell had initially run a small record shop called Virgin Records and Tapes on Notting Hill GateLondonspecialising particularly in " krautrock " imports, and offering bean bags and free vegetarian food for the benefit of customers listening to the music on offer.
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The sounds of the Velvet Underground echoed in the Virgin Megastore in Union Square on Sunday afternoon, as bargain-hunting passers-by and hard-core music shoppers poked through what few items remained at the last large-scale record store in New York City. It was the final day of business for the Virgin Megastore chain in North America, which at its peak had 23 locations but by Sunday was down to two: the 57,square-foot, two-level New York outlet, and a smaller Hollywood shop that was also set to close. With the music industry stuck in a decade-long crisis, the sight of a record store closing is hardly surprising.
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The financial crisis claimed another high street victim today when entertainment chain Zavvi fell into administration, putting 2, jobs at risk. The administrators, who said they would keep Zavvi's stores running while they searched for a buyer, blamed Zavvi's collapse on the failure of Woolworths. This left the former Virgin Megastore chain short of stock as it entered the crucial Christmas trading period.
The filing, the first step towards a possible court-ordered company restructuring in France, coincides with the start of winter clearance sales in a morose economic climate. Virgin Megastore France, which employs 1, people, met staff representatives on Monday and Tuesday. Laurent Parquet, a representative of majority-owner private equity firm Butler Capital Partners, also attended the meetings.
There are more than listening stations on the first floor alone. There are also 20 DVD viewing stations. Well, you might need reading glasses.