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PHOTOS: Last Kim's Video & Music Store Closes on First Avenue

By Maria Jean Sullivan m.sullivan@classicalite.com on Aug 27, 2014 01:19 PM EDT

The final location of Kim's, 124 First Avenue, closed its doors this past Monday--leaving behind an era of musical and cinematic brick-and-mortar treasures. Yongman Kim opened his first location in 1987 on Anenue A. The locale came out of what was a corner of videos for sale in his laundromat. From there, a handful of locations opened, only to close nearly a decade later thanks to the interwebz.

The well-versed staff at each location could either find or order for you any obscure title you challenged them with. And if a simple nerd conversation was more of what you craved, well, let's just say they were in abundance.

Classicalite recently took a stroll through the last remaining location in memorium of an experience and lifestyle that slips away faster as the digital age grows. Take a gander at our tear-laden photos below and always remember to shop Mom & Pop vinyl whenever possible.

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