Bleecker Bob’s, RIP (though new EV location soon?)
by Bill Pearis
Bleecker Bob’s, gates closed (via @pfpants)
We knew it was coming, but iconic NYC record store Bleecker Bob’s closed its doors for good this weekend after 46 years in business. The official last day was Saturday (4/13) but the store stayed open till 5 AM, selling records till dawn. The space will reportedly become a frozen yogurt shop. On the bright side, the store is looking to relocate to the East Village and, according to a post on the store’s Facebook, they’re hoping to make it a done deal very soon. Keep your fingers crossed.
Meanwhile, someone found the original awning signage in a dumpster and is selling it on Craigslist.
While I don’t think I’d been to the W. 3rd St. location in about three years, it was the first record store I went to the first time I ever visited New York and was enough of an institution to be involved in a Seinfeld episode. You can watch a clip from that, along with a documentary about the store, below.
For the Record: The Last Days of Bleecker Bob’s