Stuff: What Happens When Record Stores Die
What happens when a record store closes down, do the owners keep the shop alive in another form?
The BBC News guided us to this story about the afterlife of record stores in the UK. The music landscape has changed dramatically with the dawn of the mp3 format, and the ways in which small businesses have adapted has been most interesting.
For audiophiles, record stores were thee hangout where like-minded record diggers would meet and mine for their favorite lost treasures. Croydon, a suburb south of London, had its fair share of record shops, and recently saw the two most prominent ones close their doors. What happens when the record store closes down, do the owners keep the shop alive in another form?