Everyday Chatter informed us today that, after 35 years, Zig Zag Records in south Brooklyn has closed their doors. According to the article at Sheepshead Bites:
"Zig Zag had a remarkable run, and far outlived many other independent music stores in New York City. We believe it was the last vinyl merchant in all of Southern Brooklyn.
The store focused on classic rock, but in the 1980s became a major outpost for heavy metal fanatics. It established ties with legendary Bensonhurst venue L’amour, “The Rock Capital of Brooklyn”, who set up in-store appearances for many of their acts, including Motorhead, Twisted Sister, Metallica (before anyone knew who they were), Girlschool, The Rods, Venom, Zebra, Nuclear Assault, Raven, King Diamond, Mercyful Fate and Iron Maiden."
I'd love to post some commentary on this, but I don't really know what to say anymore. It seems pointless. Support your local record store if you're lucky enough to have one.