New York City Record Store Memories (4)
We’d normally finish our tour (assuming we still had money left) by hitting the massive Tower Records retailer at 66th and Broadway. Tower additionally had a retailer on 4th Street however the Uptown retailer was absolutely huge, with 2 sprawling flooring of music, books, and movies to peruse. To today, Tower is the one report retailer I’ve ever been in that was sufficiently big to want an elevator!
Hi Manny and Rock_nj – glad I could spark some reminiscences for ya. Back in those days, the joys of searching down that rare record or piece of music was almost as much fun as listening to it!! I made it up to Bleecker Bob’s in March of 2003. They did not actually have much attention-grabbing sadly, however no less than I can say I went there. I additionally hit up the big Virgin Records megastore in Times Square. That place was amazing. I picked up a number of Japanese imports, considered one of which was Kiss – Killers, which has a few additional tracks on it. Forest beach is another ungated (non-plantation) space. In truth, it is the LARGEST ungated space on the island. This is one other good place to remain if you are traveling with teenagers as a result of you may be near the most important buying space on the island – Coligny Plaza. Second, Palmetto Dunes has World-class amenities: golf courses, 35 tennis courts and bike paths all over.
Here in Tampa we had tons of stores, Vinyl Fever, Devinyl Museum, Ace’s Record, and I could go on and on. Even the mainstream music stores in our space are closed, FYE, Camelot, and even Walmart has cut back on their music selection. In Tampa not a small metropolis only one store stands, which is Sound Exchange which is a kick ass retailer but I do miss spending Saturday afternoon looking to rating that lengthy misplaced disc or treasure. It has its own golf courses and tennis amenities. In reality the famous tennis heart, Van Der Meer Tennis middle, is part of the plantation. However, that is more of less it. Apart from an enormous and quiet beach there’s nothing more to do on the plantation. There aren’t many places to eat or store inside however Coligny Plaza may be very shut and if you are in need of some motion then you can go there.
For me that is the perfect setup as I can spend time walking and stress-free in a quiet place and go to Coligny Plaza once I am in the mood for some leisure. I suspect I’m a bit older than you but I too miss the old file stores. We had a couple of good ones in Rhode Island the place my associates and I would go and purchase doo-wop information. By the best way, regardless that I’m in my 60s, I love heavy metal – favorite group: Blue Oyster Cult. Keep rockin’! Third, there’s a three mile beach that’s open solely to Palmetto Dune residents and visitors and an eleven mile lagoon that’s unique to the plantation. This lagoon is a significant attraction if you’re keen on canoeing, fishing or kayaking.
However, in case you stay at Singleton Beach then you can be relatively further away from Port Royal Plaza and Shelter Cove. Hence, there is a commerce off right here. If you stay at Singleton then you’ll be close to the seashore but for those who keep in the heart then you’ll be close to all the retailers and eating places. What do you get if you create a group with out destroying its natural magnificence? Sea Pines. This plantation is a perfect mixture of nature and man-made buildings and is probably the most beautiful plantation on the island. You can get pleasure from this beauty by strolling or driving on the 25 miles of paths that cover the plantation. Folly Field is positioned between Palmetto Dunes and Port Royal. As you’ll learn later on this article, Palmetto Dunes is famous for Shelter cove and Port Royal for Port Royal Plaza. Both, Shelter Cover and Port Royal Plaza, are buying districts with a plethora of eating places and retailers. Great hub. I for one am waiting for heavy music to be reimagined and make a comeback. Tired of the hipster garbage.