For many, it was a meeting place where they could always run into a friend or strike up a conversation about music with someone new.
For owner Gary Madison, it was his life and his livelihood.
But on Saturday night, Mr. Madison shuttered the Sound for the very last time, after 37 years of selling records on Jobs Lane in Southampton Village.
“Increasing rents and declining sales are not the best business model,” he said in the same matter-of-fact manner he displayed throughout an interview months ago when he explained all of the challenges his store faced, like competing with big-box stores and the growing trend of music being downloaded from the internet.
That last Saturday morning at the Sound, and into the evening, the... more