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November 14, 2017

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Hey Alex ... I used to buy bootlegs from them when they were at their old location on 14th Street & 6th Ave in the 1980s. Back then there was always an older gent behind the counter who reminded me of Morton Downey Jr. - he was loud, abrasive and always wildly gesticulating about something. Place was active, although not exactly friendly but they had good stuff, albeit expensive. I had thought they were gone forever when they left that location. Then about 2 years ago I was wandering around and came across the new spot! I was gobsmacked ... what? how? I went in and spoke to the person at the counter, asking a ton of questions about how long they had been there, what happened to the former manager, etc. Got very evasive answers, and that sense of odd indifference mentioned above. I returned one more time to just nose around the place and it was empty and again the person at the counter wasn't interested in chatting or even acknowledging my existence. It was so odd it made me think they were a front for something else... maybe they always were? I guess we will never know.

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