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Back in January, news broke that the decades-old record store Bleecker Bob's was losing its lease on West 3rd Street, and that a Starbucks was the most likely candidate for replacement. However, Bleecker Bob's assured its customers that the store was not planning to close, and that they were looking for a new location in the East Village.
Today, however, Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that they've had no such luck. The store's Facebook page recently posted, "After 40+ years in existence, Bleecker Bob's will be closing!!!! Looks like another month or 2 maybe. We'll definitely be open thru [sic] to the New Year, maybe even a couple of months into 2013." JVNY adds that the landlord has most likely found a new tenant, though no word yet on who that is.
· Bleecker Bob's: Closing [JVNY]
· Classic Record Store Bleecker Bob's Might Become a Starbucks [Racked NY]