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Sign the petition: Oxford rallies to save legendary music shop

Sign the petition: Oxford rallies to save legendary music shop

A music shop which has served the likes of Supergrass and Radiohead in its time is set for closure, there is a petition and a campaign to save it.

More than 1,200 people have signed up to a Facebook group to try to save the Professional Music Technology store on Oxford's Cowley Road from being turned into a hotel restaurant.

Music shop manager Darren Fellerdale hopes their support can stop the plans from going ahead.

He said: "Independent retailers are vital on Cowley Road.

"There's council policy that says we need 65% of units there to be retail.

"At the moment it's under that and if we were to go I think it drops to something like 56%, which is way under what it should be."

Four Oxford city councillors have called the application in over concerns at a loss of shops in the east Oxford area, the cities prime location for venues, counterculture and music.


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