Another long-timer is closing: Melody Record Shop announced on its website that the store is closing this winter after 34 years in business. It’s sad to see another family-owned business go down, especially one that survived some many transitions in the music world. The store is just north of Dupont Circle on Connecticut Avenue.
From Melody Records: While we wish that we could continue indefinitely, technology, the internet and the economy has taken its toll, and we have concluded, unfortunately, that it is not possible to survive in this environment. We are a family owned business and it has been our privilege getting to know many of you so well over the past 34 years. We nurtured Melody, in much the same way that we raised our children, with tender loving care. We watched our store mature and grow, from vinyl, to 8 tracks, cassettes, CDs, and back to vinyl! We kept pace as VHS evolved to DVD. Read the full statement.