August 3, 2022
The crew hopes to reopen in more central premises.
Bristol record store Idle Hands is closing its store, currently located in City Road.
Read more: Inside idle hands
Owner Chris Farrell decided not to renew the current lease, noting that the COVID-19 Christmas wave in the UK, as well as Brexit, had heavily impacted the store.
However, he hopes to move the store to more central premises, with a “new strategy to make the business more sustainable”.
He launched a crowdfunding campaign to help defray both the moving costs, as well as the financial hit of the closure.
“Any money raised will reduce ongoing costs. These costs include: storing stock while finding a new location and ongoing overhead costs that would normally be covered by store revenue,” he explains.
“In the unlikely event that a new location cannot be found, the funds will be used to terminate the activity.”
Visit Crowdfunder for more information and to donate.