Iceland's Oldest Record Store Chain Closing - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland’s Oldest Record Store Chain Closing

Published March 4, 2015

Nanna Árnadóttir
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Icelandic record store Skífan will be closing its doors after 40 years in business, reports DV.

The owner of Skífan announced that the company’s stores in Kringlan and Smáralind would be closing, signalling the end of its reign as the oldest record store chain in the country.

“If you are a music or film enthusiast you want to be able to choose from thousands of titles, not hundreds. So we’ve reached the final stop for stores like this one in Iceland,” said CEO Guðmundur Magnason, citing a considerable decrease in sales as the reason for the closure.

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