Another one bites the dust... RIP STT Record Town
Was shocked to talk into Tutu Mall this weekend and see that FYE/Record Town has pulled out. Sad to see such a long running business leave STT especially as there are no other stores really to replace it. Would be curious to see if this is yet another case of WAPAitis
I doubt this had anything to do with the VI/Wapa, more with the death of the retail store based music/dvd, and soon video game industry. Pretty much everyone is downloading these items now and there are so many options to legally buy things without having to go to a store that these business can't keep up. I haven't watched a DVD in forever and a CD might as well be an 8 track.
FYE's have been closing shop in the states left and right. Next up IMO is Gamestop as games are now being offered as downloads too. Book stores are also having a hard time as Kindle's take over. The good news is this retail stuff we don't have here in the VI won't be available in the states either and the downloads will be so in the end I consider this to be a good thing as a Virgin Islander in terms of one less thing I'm missing out on by being here.