Moving day looms for Leeds Jumbo Records

PIC: Simon Hulme
PIC: Simon Hulme
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JUMBO Records is set to return the Merrion Centre this week after nearly 30 years at the nearby St Johns Centre.

Shop manager Adam Gillison said vinyl sales have increased by around 50 per cent and Jumbo Records is moving to a larger new unit at The Merrion Centre on the corner of Merrion Street and Wade Street on Wednesday March 29.

Jumbo Records first opened in Queens Arcade in Leeds in 1971 before moving to the Merrion Centre in 1974.

It moved over the road to the newly-built St John’s Centre in 1988.

Ten years ago, the future of record stores across the nation looked grim with the arrival of digital downloads.

But Jumbo Records is among independent record stores benefiting from a vinyl revival.