The latest victim of the recession is Cork's independent record shop Plug'd Records. A post on People's Republic of Cork explained that the shops will close its doors after Christmas.
"After 8 years here it was a difficult decision to make, but it has become increasingly obvious over the last while that things are not working out in our current situation. We really have gone to the wall and we cant see things improving.
The reasons are straight forward enough – business is down, like most others at the moment – and overheads are staying up. Simple as that. Besides the current economic climate the plight of record shops has been well documented. Sadly, there have been a few in Cork that have closed before us, and there are examples in any city you could mention."
Plug'd will be having a pre-closing sale, and details of the exact closing date are forthcoming.
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