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De-Virginization Complete

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The Union Square Virgin Megastore officially closed this weekend, bringing an end to the brand's presence in North America. While sale merch was still moving slowly as late as last week, by Sunday only odds and ends remained. "In relative abundance, however, were Virgin-branded black T-shirts ($1), Guitar Hero action figures ($1.39) and a variety of Jonas Brothers memorabilia," reports the Times, which also has a slideshow of shoppers during the store's last hours. Our favorite photo, though, shows a sign on the empty store's door. "The Virgin Megastore is closed forever," it reads. "The music industry is dead, but the music is doing just fine." [NYT, Curbed]