Virgin Megastores, not surprisingly, were born of the owners of the Virgin Records music label, although both are run as separate companies. But the label itself is actually predated by the founders’ original record store. The first Virgin Megastore was opened in the United Kingdom in 1979. From there, the chain spread across the UK and eventually onto other continents, including North America. At one point, the United States had 23 Virgin Megastores, with plenty more all around the world. Today, the only remaining Megastores are in the Middle East and North Africa; American customers will never again be able to shop there.
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