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Thursday, March 19, 2009

Poor Virgin Megastore -- Why Must It Close Twice?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 7:30 AM

Perhaps third time will be the charm? - JOE ESKENAZI
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  • Perhaps third time will be the charm?
As SF Weekly wrote last month, the city is getting ready to kiss one more virgin goodbye. Bad enough the Virgin Megastore succumbed to the lethal 1-2 punch of a crap economy and digital music downloads -- did they have to die twice as this sign seems to indicate?

Re-Closing? This is a puzzler; death, like virginity, is something you can only really do once.

Then we walked around the block. This sign actually reads "STORE CLOSING." Our notions about death, virginity, and the economy were correct all along.

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Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi

Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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