While waking up today and doing my usual rounds (trib/reader/slashdot), I came across this story on Peter Margasak's Post No Bills blog. What a rough month for record stores. While I wasn't too sad or surprised by the recent Tower closing, this one hits a little harder.
Hi-Fi now joins the ranks of other lost Chicago record stores like Weekend Records & Soap, Sound Gallery, Second Hand Tunes (there is still one in Evanston, but their Chicago store is no more) and many more that I never got to meet. Is Dave's Records worried? How is it that Dusty Groove is doing so well? Should I be cursing Reckless Records for being so good?
What to do? Say so long to a shop that still carried a lot of used vinyl at reasonable prices. Those prices are even more reasonable now with everything marked down 50%. The final day is this Sunday(11/26), a perfect place to go to avoid those mobs of people on the Mag Mile.