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kpowers

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What's at your old Tower Records store

I did one for Blockbusters video now I ask the question............What's at your old Tower Records store? For me two Blockbusters were close to me, one is now a medical center the other is a Walgreens. R.I.P 1960-2006

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Reply #1 posted 03/28/20 9:24am

EmmaMcG

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Still Tower Records.
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Reply #2 posted 03/28/20 9:49am

kpowers

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EmmaMcG said:

Still Tower Records.

Really???
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Reply #3 posted 03/28/20 10:14am

EmmaMcG

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kpowers said:

EmmaMcG said:

Still Tower Records.

Really???


Yup. It's still there. Everything in there is extremely over-priced though so I don't go in there.
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Reply #4 posted 03/28/20 10:53am

kpowers

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EmmaMcG said:

kpowers said:


Really???


Yup. It's still there. Everything in there is extremely over-priced though so I don't go in there.

Over priced, yeah I don't doubt that at all. When they were closing down all the stuff they were selling was still high
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Reply #5 posted 03/28/20 3:51pm

EmmaMcG

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kpowers said:

EmmaMcG said:



Yup. It's still there. Everything in there is extremely over-priced though so I don't go in there.

Over priced, yeah I don't doubt that at all. When they were closing down all the stuff they were selling was still high



They're one of the last stores where you can buy physical music or movies in Dublin though so they're a necessary evil sometimes.
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Reply #6 posted 03/29/20 1:42am

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Never had a Tower Records store in the Carolinas. We generally had regional store chains

like Manifest, School Kids Records, and Sounds Familiar where Darius Rucker once worked.

I used to see him all the time before his band struck it big. The only national chains we had I

can think of was Record Bar and Musicland.

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Reply #7 posted 03/29/20 12:23pm

kpowers

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phunkdaddy said:

Never had a Tower Records store in the Carolinas. We generally had regional store chains

like Manifest, School Kids Records, and Sounds Familiar where Darius Rucker once worked.

I used to see him all the time before his band struck it big. The only national chains we had I

can think of was Record Bar and Musicland.

I've heard of Musicland (think we had one here in Hawaii back in the day) but not the rest.

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Reply #8 posted 03/30/20 12:57pm

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kpowers said:

phunkdaddy said:

Never had a Tower Records store in the Carolinas. We generally had regional store chains

like Manifest, School Kids Records, and Sounds Familiar where Darius Rucker once worked.

I used to see him all the time before his band struck it big. The only national chains we had I

can think of was Record Bar and Musicland.

I've heard of Musicland (think we had one here in Hawaii back in the day) but not the rest.

Yeah that's what I mentioned that they were regional store chains in the Carolinas but Musicland

and Record Bar were national record store chains.

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Reply #9 posted 04/01/20 8:38am

onlyforaminute

I only remember the Wherehouse locations which disappeared decades ago. I got most my records from places like Sears and Kmart which are practically gone too.
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Reply #10 posted 04/01/20 9:26pm

kewlschool

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It's now the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

99.9% of everything I say is strictly for my own entertainment
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Reply #11 posted 04/05/20 7:52pm

Wlcm2thdwn3

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A daycare center.

A whole lot better off than the fools he left here.
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Reply #12 posted 04/05/20 9:21pm

purplethunder3
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Barry's Bootcamp--a gym

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Reply #13 posted 04/06/20 3:23pm

sexton

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It used to be MLB Fan Cave.




But now it's Build Studio.



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Reply #14 posted 04/13/20 8:16pm

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sexton said:

It used to be MLB Fan Cave.




But now it's Build Studio.



Is that the one in the Village?

If so, I spent ALOT of time there....!

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Reply #15 posted 04/13/20 8:20pm

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Carle Place, NY (Long Island).

This was my Tower.




Spent just about every Friday here from '87 - 'early 90's flipping through records, new releases, bought my Controversy magazines, and even videos.


By St. Boogar and all the saints at the backside door of Purgatory!
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Reply #16 posted 04/14/20 4:45pm

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PurpleJedi said:

sexton said:

It used to be MLB Fan Cave.




But now it's Build Studio.



Is that the one in the Village?

If so, I spent ALOT of time there....!


Yes, West 4th Street and Broadway. It's funny that the indie store Other Music across the street that opened in response to Tower to sell all the music Tower wouldn't outlasted Tower by many years.

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Reply #17 posted 04/14/20 6:01pm

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PurpleJedi said:

Carle Place, NY (Long Island).

This was my Tower.




Spent just about every Friday here from '87 - 'early 90's flipping through records, new releases, bought my Controversy magazines, and even videos.


Yup me too. Towards the end there they hardly had any records (well my store) and more cd's and tapes.

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/20 10:27am

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PurpleJedi said:

Carle Place, NY (Long Island).

This was my Tower.




Spent just about every Friday here from '87 - 'early 90's flipping through records, new releases, bought my Controversy magazines, and even videos.


At least it's still music-related... I spent many fun hours with my son at Guitar Center...

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Reply #19 posted 05/01/20 12:57pm

RJOrion

i used to always go to Tower Records on Watt Ave near McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento California...i havent been to California in 30 years, so i have no idea whats there now
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