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The Castro's Last Record Shop Is Closing

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After 35 years in business, Streetlight Records on Castro will close this year due to declining sales, Hoodline reports. Streetlight Records manager Andrew Shadgett tells the site "The store was quite successful up into the end of the '90s and early 2000s… We just can't compete with places like Amazon and iTunes."

In addition to a sign in the window announcing that the place is up for grabs, Streetlight posted the news on its Facebook page, writing, "For Rent. One Store. Slightly Used." Though store owner Robert Fallon, who also owns the property, is looking for a new tenant, there's a chance that Streetlight could hang on until Record Store Day (April 18th), which is the shops busiest day of the year.
· After 35 Years, Streetlight Records to Close in the Castro [Hoodline]
· Discontinued [Racked]

Streetlight Records

2350 Market Street, San Francisco, CA