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Musicland Shutters Media Play Stores

16 Dec, 2005 By: Holly J. Wagner

Musicland will close its 61 Media Play stores at the end of next month, retiring the brand, according to published reports.

Media Play was the Musicland chain's larger-format stores, averaging about 46,000 square feet, compared to an average of 2,400 square feet for a Suncoast store and 4,700 square feet for Sam Goody locations.

Media Play stores employ about 2,000 people in 18 states. Musicland has hired a company called Hilco to price and sell off inventory.

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