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Posted at 08:17 PM ET, 01/03/2012

DeEvening Links: Melody Record Shop to close

A Melody patron browses the wares in 2005. (Kevin Clark - THE WASHINGTON POST)
It’s one of those stories we all knew was going to come sooner or later, and we all were hoping for later. Melody Record Shop in Dupont Circle, perhaps the city’s last general-interest record store, will be closing soon after 34 years in business, DCist and Arts Desk report. “While we wish that we could continue indefinitely, technology, the internet and the economy has taken its toll,” the owners write.

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