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Tower Records

  1. chat room
    Colin Hanks on Telling the Tale of Tower RecordsTower fell, and Hanks made a movie about it.
  2. How Tower Records Forever Changed Downtown NYCColin Hanks’s Tower Records documentary finally approaches.
  3. Tie-Ins
    Japan Just Got Its Own Super Mario CaféThere are Piranha Plants in sodas and a Question Block tiramisu.
  4. opening day
    The Old Tower Records Space on Broadway Is Becoming an ‘MLB Fan Cave’Introducing the MLB Fan Cave.
  5. Empire Building
    Fairway Tramples Tipster’s Hopes of Noho StoreAre Fairway’s execs considering the former Tower Records space?
  6. cultural capital
    Life Without Tower? Tower Records — founded in 1960 in L.A. and a fixture on the corner of Lafayette Street and East Fourth since 1984 — announced last week that it had been purchased out of bankruptcy by a liquidator and would soon be closing all its stores. Jada Yuan and Sara Cardace asked New York music people for their memories. “Keith Richards used to live upstairs, directly above Tower Records, so he was always outside there late at night walking his dog. I knew people who would run into him late at night. There’d be nobody around, and you’d see this guy with his dog and you’d go, ‘Isn’t that Keith?’ And you’d walk up and talk to him, and you wouldn’t be able to understand a word he was saying. It was very strange. The store itself, I’m not sure it’s going to be missed. It’s not like CBGB. It wasn’t a cultural phenomenon. It was a store. They sold things.” — Kurt Loder