Bristol Idle Hands record store closes – The Vinyl Factory

Published on

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.

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