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Bleecker Bob's closes after 46 years

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Apr 25, 2013 | 6:44am EDT

Famed New York City record store Bleecker Bob's Golden Oldies has shut down after 46 years. The vinyl emporium, in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, was at the heart of the New York music scene for decades, boasting regular customers including Bob Dylan in the 1960s and stocking rare, imported U.K. punk records in the '70s. The landmark store closed its doors earlier this month (Apr13) over spiralling rent costs in the city and will be replaced by a branch of the Forever Yoghurt food chain. However, Bleecker Bob's might not be gone for good - Forever Yoghurt bosses are considering giving the former owners a counter in the store so they can continue trading records at the iconic location. Ex-Bleecker Bob's employee Chris Weidner tells Uncut magazine, "It could work, I guess."

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