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If They Say I Never Loved You, You Know They're a Liar

By Julene McCoy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 9, 2006 7:07PM

2006_10_salesign.jpgTower Records will soon be no more. It seemed almost inevitable with the ability to download music that the brick and mortar stores would slowly disappear. This weekend the chain that got us addicted with their deep catalog was auctioned off to the highest bidder. A lowly $134.3 million and she could have been all ours.

Here in Chicago, there are two locations for us to peruse the leftovers: 214 S. Wabash Ave. and 2301 N. Clark St. But, look out -– because the mommy rockers are who we’ll be fighting off, not teenagers. Those ladies know how to get a deal -– ever been to the $9.99 shoe store? According to today’s RedEye, women over 40 purchase twice as many CDs as teenage girls. Because, duh, the teenagers are downloading their tunes.

Head over to Tower for “up to 30% off” regular prices. Little birdies all over the place are saying that it’s mainly 10% off right now. So, not such a great discount. If we hold off too long though, we may miss out on that last copy of Pere Ubu’s Terminal Tower.