This one really hits home:
It doesn’t get much more iconic, more historic in the world of MI retail than Manny’s Music in New York – and it doesn’t get much more depressing than the news that the legendary storefront will be closing its doors permanently this May.I bought much of my gear at Manny's when I lived in New York. Before the internet, to learn about the latest and greatest in music tech - you would go to Manny's. It was a place to meet many musicians too and a cornerstone of the NY music scene.
West 48th Street Manny’s opened in 1935 and became a cornerstone of NYC’s famous "Music Row," serving such luminaries as Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, and U2.