This will likely be surprising to many: HMV has returned to Robson Street! However, it’s now located in a much smaller location on 970 Robson Street – directly across from its previously massive location that is now home to the world’s second largest Victoria’s Secret.
Given new trends and changing market demands with music and DVD entertainment, the old large format store at Burrard & Robson (Canada’s largest store dedicated to music and DVD while it existed as Virgin Megastore and HMV) was certainly not viable for HMV.
Boutique locations such as HMV’s new Robson Street store and the existing Metrotown store may be the future for HMV.
Only time will tell how this new HMV Vancouver store will perform. There is also the possibility that this could merely be a temporary store before the space is merged with adjacent storefronts to become lululemon’s new flagship Robson location.
— Ian Bailey (@ianabailey) August 22, 2013