I was in Greenwich Village yesterday, and I walked past my old haunt, the old Tower Records store on East 4th Street and Broadway (pictured). It has been empty since last December 22, when the chain officially closed for good. I had been wondering who was going to take over that very valuable piece of real estate. Yesterday I finally found out who will.
I saw a sign in the window on Broadway that said that Toys "R" Us will be taking over, and they will be "open in time for the holidays." I would guess it will be up and running by late November, around Thanksgiving.
I thought Tower would be there forever. I was proven wrong.