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Old Tower Records Space on East 4th Finally Has A New Tenant: Equinox Gym

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And thus, the pasty record clerks and furtive customers of the old Tower Records space on East 4th give way inevitably to the musclebound men and women who beat them up in high school. That vacated storefront on the corner of Lafayette–home, variously, to Halloween costume pop-up shops and holiday craft-fairs and at least one Tower-themed art show in the four years since the erstwhile record shop closed–will now become an Equinox-branded temple of fitness, reports the Observer. Hard to get nostalgic about Tower, whose astronomically expensive inventory and indifferent curation remains to this day a monument to the folly that basically brought music retailing to its knees. But did its replacement have to be so…Darwinian? [Observer]