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Spillers facing closure after landlord’s rent rise hits home
May 18 2010 by James McCarthy, South Wales Echo
LEGENDARY Spillers Records is facing closure because of rising rents.
The Cardiff institution – the oldest record store in the world – has to be out of its property at 36 The Hayes by the end of June, after being given six months by landlords Helical Bar in December.
Owner Nick Todd claimed he could not afford any rent increase while having to compete with online record sellers operating from the Channel Islands.