SHOPPERS said the HMV site in Gloucester should be replaced with a clothes or music store when it closes.
Michelle Palmer, an 18-year-old shop assistant, said the city was struggling.
"There's no good shops left," she said.
"I would like to see another clothes shop there that's not too expensive."
Jake Gibbs, 18, from Cinderford said he was sad it was shutting.
"It's one of the best shops in Gloucester.
"I get my music there. Gloucester needs more music shops or more shops for younger people where we can sit down and have some food."
Natalie Trigg, a Tesco manager, from Mitcheldean, said: "Definitely no more pound shops or cheap shops that set up and go again straight away and don't get people into town."
Quedgeley resident, James Hopkins, 30, who is deputy manager at Cheltenham's Lidl, said:"I'm not particularly surprised its going but I would like to see it stay or another music and DVD shop open."
Jamie Dewick,20, from Cheltenham
who works in Starbucks in Gloucester said: "I would like to see something a bit different in there.
"A clothing shop but something individual like a start-up business."
Tobias Newman, 24, from Gloucester, said: "I'm a little bit sad as I like that shop and have been going there since I was a teenager."
"I don't want to see another charity shop.
He added: "I would prefer it to stay as a music shop or something that's going to bring people back to Gloucester."