The other day I wrote about the Melody Record Shop in D.C. going out of business after 34 years. Well, today in the New York Times there is an article that yet another long standing record store is going out of business, Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies, which opened in 1968 as Village Oldies in Greenwich Village. And while it is not necessarily a jazz place, it is still sad to see yet another record store going under. This one after 43 years in business.
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So next time you are about to download a disc, or order it from Amazon, remember, every time we lose a store we lose a little more of our history, a little more of the opportunity to learn from others, and a little more of the vitality of our downtowns.