Popular record shop Prelude Records is to close after more than 30 years in Norwich

Andrew Cane, proprietor, at Prelude Records in Norwich.
Photo: Bill Smith

Andrew Cane, proprietor, at Prelude Records in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant � 2010

A popular Norwich record shop is to close after more than 30 years in the city.

Andrew Cane, proprietor, at Prelude Records in Norwich.
Photo: Bill Smith

Andrew Cane, proprietor, at Prelude Records in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith - Credit: Archant � 2010

Prelude Records in St Giles Street will open its doors for the final time on March 30, its owner, Andrew Cane, has announced.

Mr Cane said: 'It is with deep sadness that we have to inform our many loyal customers that Prelude Records will close its shop for the final time on 30th March 2017.

'We have explored every possible avenue to avoid this, but increasing costs and huge changes in the record industry sadly have made closure inevitable.'

Mr Cane said the shop would continue to receive new releases and process customer orders as normal over the next few weeks.


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He said: 'However please note all Prelude Records Gift Vouchers will expire on 30th March.

'We are also investigating the possibility of operating a mail order service after we close.'

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Mr Cane added: 'It has been such a pleasure sharing with you our deep love of music over the last 31 years.

'Norwich is one of the few places in the UK to have kept its specialist classical record shop for so long, and that is thanks to you – our amazingly supportive customers.

'Thank you all for your custom and encouragement over the years.'

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