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Save for a few spots like Amoeba Records and Vacation Vinyl, record stores in LA are, sadly, a dying breed. With the rise of iTunes and the birth of the laptop DJ, vinyl collecting is collecting dust, which is why Aron's Records and Tower Records left far too soon.
As reported by Santa Monica Patch, the Second Spin store at the corner of 14th and Wilshire "is clearing out its inventory with big sales in preparation to close at the end of January" due to a rent increase. Although staffers have started directing customers to its Sherman Oaks location, the space's brokerage rep mentions to Patch that they're "talking to them about staying," so there's still hope.
If Second Spin indeed shutters, Angel City Books & Records on Main Street will be the last record store standing in that area.
· SecondSpin.com [Official Site]
· Will SecondSpin.com Actually Close? [SaMo Patch]