Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Wednesday, May 25

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A couple of days ago, we noted the departure of Hi-Fi Records from the space next door to the Metro. A reader who visited over the weekend wrote in and described its condition as "totally barren, empty to the bare walls, no signage, nada." The store kept erratic hours, but one appeal was its acting as a point of purchase for tickets not marked up by any service charges. Now, post-Hi-Fi closure, the Metro will be handling its own sales, with a box office open Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm, and Saturday, 12 to 6pm. Although it's always sad to see an independent music store close up shop, this development offers something of a silver lining. (Unchanged: if you wanna spend the dough, you can still go through Ticketmaster.)

 
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