Golden Discs will open its new store on Patrick Street this Friday, creating 18 jobs and taking over the location previously occupied by HMV.
The flagship premises in the 5,000-square foot former Pavilion Cinema will be the biggest of the 15 Golden Discs stores in the country.
Managing director Stephen Fitzgerald said today: “Our Cork stores have always been strong performers, often beating the rest of the country. The building is synonymous with entertainment, having been a music store for the past 24 years and a cinema before that.”
Golden Discs on Patrick Street will be the third new branch for the Irish chain this year.
The company celebrated 50 years in business last year and currently employs more than 100 people in Ireland.
Golden Discs also intends to upgrade its on-line download store and offer CD and DVD sales through its website.
Store Manager David O’Donovan said: “Music plays a major role in Cork’s culture so we are delighted to be opening in such a large space. We will have an extensive range of music and movie genres available to suit all tastes.”