On my way to Centennial Park the other day I passed by a hotel that stands on the site of what used to be Tower Records, then became f.y.e., then closed its doors permanently. The original building was built in 1929 and served as a car dealership for decades.
I documented its decline and fall in this video. Note: please be sure to pump up the volume when you watch this.
Here’s the same place now. I know CDs are going the way of 8-tracks and dinosaurs, but it still bugs me that not only is the music store now gone but the space is currently empty too.