Corner No More

One of my favorite haunts during my all too brief tenure as a Va-Hi resident was the always friendly, always accommodating, always on-top-of-it-all Corner CD. No shop in town has a finer listening area or a more pleasing array of albums to sample. Their used CD section, however small, is always a rich mine of waiting gems. And the staff was inobtrusive but aware, always willing and able to answer your musical questions without once looking down their nose in scorn at your purchase.

And next week, after 15 years of dedicated service to the community (and sweet detriment to many an audiophile’s wallet), Corner CD is closing up shop. According to the email sent to loyal customers, “The overall climate in this industry makes it impossible to continue on.” Everything is 25% off until next Sunday, February 26th, so go visit, give in to some “retail therapy” one more time and tell them thanks.

2 Comments so far

  1. mingaling (unregistered) on February 18th, 2005 @ 12:48 pm

    That’s so sad… there are very few indie stores. I guess we have still have Criminal Records.

  2. jolomo (unregistered) on February 18th, 2005 @ 3:52 pm

    That’s such a huge bummer. They did the coolest window displays for new releases. Here’s what they did for newest Steely Dan album (great album too). The one they did a few months ago for Elton John was cool too. Even though their selection wasn’t the best, I’ll miss them.

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