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Old and local stores, rock music edition

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In a move sure to sadden music and garden merchandise fans alike, the iconic Fountains of Wayne closed this spring. Located in Wayne, New Jersey, Fountains of Wayne had been selling outdoor items since the 1960s. The store closed in March and underwent an inventory liquidation in April.

The store attained a new level of fame when a power pop band from the region adopted its name. Fountains of Wayne, the band, has had a celebrated career including the pop hit "Stacy's Mom." The store also appeared in "The Sopranos."


Microsoft opening retail stores

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Microsoft, having tired of Apple's standalone successes with its standalone stores, is opening numerous retail locations in time for the 2009 holiday season. Recession notwithstanding, Microsoft wants to make a splash at the consumer level when it releases Windows 7 in October. The company is also shooting to have the stores open for the holiday season, although Timely Demise wonders how many people want a new OS for Christmas. Microsoft is adopting the time-honored tactic of opening stores right near its main competitor.


Timely Demise tracks the retail industry as it changes with our unprecedented economic environment. Published by David Wertheimer. Did I miss something? Drop me a line.

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