This week on Not So Long Ago, GM picks up the music store thread from a couple weeks ago and takes a look at M and 31st. Now the north side of this block of dominated by Urban Outfitters. In 1993, where Urban Outfitters is now, a Sam Goody stood.
Sam Goody was a national music retailer. GM remembers going to one up in Connecticut where he grew up. It was your typical over-priced bloated mall-based music store that was absolutely torpedoed by the .mp3. GM’s not sure when the Georgetown location closed, but he believes that Urban Outfitters was open as early as 1997.
Where Steve Madden now is, there appears to be a sign that begins with “EARI”. GM has no idea what that was. Anyone remember?
Another interesting piece of street furniture in the old pictures is the old trash bin. It wasn’t terribly attractive, and the new black cast iron ones are much better. Continue reading