Subway Restaurant Will Happily Vend Sandwiches Out of Your Defunct Record Shop


What happens to record stores in the great hereafter? They become Subway Restaurants, of course. (Unless they become discount Nordstroms, or whatever the former 4th Street Tower Records is when it’s not a Halloween costume shop or an empty boarded-up eyesore.) Downtown Music Gallery abandoned their old space on the Bowery in favor of Chinatown late last year; the rent was too high, owner Bruce Gallanter told us back in June, plus down on Monroe Street, the store has a nifty backdoor you can knock on, even on days when they’re ostensibly closed. Now their old Bowery location will become the city’s 134th Subway, because sandwiches are just that hard to find in this town. [Fork in the Road]