There was another great record store on the corner of Liberty and State whose name escapes me - it's one that Iggy Pop supposedly worked at - I think it got bought by Sam Goody or something when I was a freshman, and now it's gone too. The year before I came to school, Tower Records closed. Those were chain stores, but decent places none the less.
Slowly, NYPD is taking over a four mile stretch on East Williams. Pizza House I think is now a sports bar. I think I even heard a rumor that they were going to stop allowing people to free base crack in the bathrooms at the Fleetwood.
How much longer until Wazoo, Encore, and Underground Sounds are gone for good? It seems every time I come back to town, I'm greeted with the fact that places I once loved are on the fritz or entirely gone and the only development involves luxury condos and chains that only belong in the burbs like BW3s.