1/31/2008

Sunset Stripped


According to the LA Times, the legendary Sunset Strip location of the one-time music retail giant Tower Records has a date with the wrecking ball after a failed attempt to accord it landmark status and erect a museum. An unlikely combination of both tourist attraction and hip record store, the iconic 8801 W. Sunset Blvd location (see above) was a Tower store for 35 years, until its parent company's demise in 2006.

[Thanks to Jeff Kent.]

1 comment:

G.R. said...

I used to live near it. It looks cool, but nobody shops there. The staff are tools. Everyone goes to Amoeba. But it's still sad too see a semi-independent store go bye-bye. Same fate the Manhattan store had.