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Sounds, the last record store on St. Marks, up for rent

by Bill Pearis

Sounds (via Flaming Pablum)

Saint Marks between 2nd and 3rd avenues used to be littered with record stores. Not these days, and it’s about to lose it’s last: The Wall Street Journal reports (via EV Grieve) that Sounds‘s space at 20 St. Mark’s Place is up for rent:

Sounds, the last of once-many record shops on the strip, recently limited its business days to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, said Felicia De Chabris, an associate broker with Halstead Property. She said Sounds’ space went on the rental market this month, with its first showings this week.

Back in the day, Sounds actually had two stores on St. Marks, the skinny one that carried more new, and the big one with used and vinyl. (It’s been a while.) As a friend pointed out today, you still find used vinyl in other stores with the big round SOUNDS sticker on it. I will admit I haven’t been to the St. Marks store — which has been basically operating weekends-only for the last year or so — in ages, but I do have fond memories.

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