|The last Wherehouse,- ever, is closing down on April 25.|
The Wherehouse started out in 1972 and was a small regional chain around the West, along with other stores like Music Plus, Musicland (later Sam Goody), Licorice Pizza, and the revered Tower Records. The Militant knows all of this historical stuff totally dates him, but hey, what can you do.
The last surviving Wherehouse store is on 17542 Hawthorne Blvd in Torrance, at the corner of Artesia Blvd, and it is closing its doors for good on Friday, April 25.
So that must mean...CLOSING SALE!
|Stuff was cheap but horribly disorganized. But if you're down for the hunt, go for it!|
The Militant was there this past Saturday for Record Store Day, and what better way to bid adios to a local institution than to get a bunch of stuff for cheap.
Well, it wasn't as easy as that. The CD racks were generally disorganized, with genre, much less alphabetical order, adhered to. And it was kind of slim pickins. It was a little frustrating to see CDs The Militant already owned there in the racks. Worst of all, the store was blasting a Ke$ha album, which made staying inside the store an extremely arduous experience. Still, he made off with three unspecified CDs, the total cost of which cost less than a new one bought elsewhere. Score!
If you have the time, and not much money, head on down there to Torrance to help clean out the store. It's the best way to bid farewell not only to an old institution, but an era.