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Banquet Records have closed their shop but are still operating online

19 March 2020, 10:03 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Kingston's Banquet Records have announced that they're closing their shop due to coronavirus, but will still be operating online.

Kingston's independent record store Banquet Records will be closing its doors to customers following the COVID-19 outbreak. On Twitter earlier this week, they wrote, "with the recent Social Distancing measures advised by government, we can no longer in good faith have our physical shop open."

In the thread, Banquet Records write that "our doors will be closed, until the time we feel it’s right to re-open", and added, "some of our staff are working from home, others’ hours and roles will change. we have hundreds of thousands of pounds of records in stock, with deliveries arriving daily, and we expect minimal disruption to supply chains."

The store also revealed that they will be operating "with the front doors closed, with mail-order our sole focus. for the next few weeks at least, over-the-counter sales will cease and timings of when events restart are unclear."

Banquet Records have also revealed that their option to collect items in-store has been "temporarily removed from our online checkout".

They're still operating as normal at Amazon has reportedly stopped accepting new shipments of vinyl and CD's to make room for essential items in their warehouses.
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