Another local closing: John Kelly on Melody Records

Another sad note in the local retail scene.


Suzy and Jack Menase, who have run Dupont Circle's Melody Records since 1977. They recently announced the store is closing. (John Kelly/WASHINGTON POST)

The store has been a landmark in Washington’s cultural life and Dupont Circle for 35 years but the owners, Jack and Suzy Menase, said it was time to move on.

“We’re sad when these places close--Melody, the Guitar Shop, five out of eight Penn Camera locations--but then, we’re the cause, right? We didn’t shop there enough, preferring the cheaper prices and seamless transactions of the Web,” Kelly noted.

And since the story mentioned Stevie Wonder had been a customer, we offer a classic Stevie song, by Stevie.

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