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Re: “A town without record stores

Amy, you have nailed it on the head with your comments here. Best buy came in with those cheap imports and small label releases just long enough to kill the likes of K-zoo's Flipside, Bop Stop, KCD, Paris Records. I saw them do the same thing to many Indianapolis vinyl stores about 5 years before it hit K-zoo when I would go to visit a friend there. It is sad that they did such search and destroy missions on these independent stores and then left the public high and dry for the need of musical enlightenment and just the thrill of digging through bins and crates in search of treasures yet to be discovered. I hope that with the current economy and a stretch of time that has left the area hungry for vinyl, that we will see those types of places come back. It has started slowly in kalamazoo and I hope it continues to grow once again.

Posted by Dez on 05/24/2011 at 9:30 AM

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