This is the end of an entire Sunset Strip mecca experience, a place that always felt like the epicenter of of L.A.’s music industry…until things changed.

It all started when greedy retailers started charging those ridiculous sky-high prices for CDs in the late ’80s and ’90s, which caused many of us to laugh with pleasure when people began to illegally download songs online. This is largely why Tower bit the dust — not enough kids are buying CDs because of the whole digital revolution. But if there was ever a case of justified commercial payback, it was the music industry gorging on CD profits in the ’80s and ’90s and then suffering from the rise of Napster and Limewire in the late ’90s and early 00’s…eat shit! Tower has been a mainstay since…what, the late ’60s? We’d all love to see Amoeba take over this space, but they’d have to jettison the store they have now adjacent to the Arclight to make it work. Wouldn’t they?