Album Alley closing after 35 years

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Sad, sad news. After 35 years, Album Alley in Tupelo is closing.

Barbara Bullard and Johnny Holland of Album Alley.

Barbara Bullard and Johnny Holland of Album Alley.

Manager Barbara Bullard and Assistant Manager Johnny Holland said the long-time business will close Sept. 30.

It began a “blowout” going-out-of-business sale today in which all merchandise, including inventory and fixtures will be sold.

“Everything related to the store will be sold,” Bullard said. “Inventory is marked down, and fixtures including the signs for any collectors who may be out there.

“We’ve had a great 35 years in Tupelo, but the time has come for us to move on,”  Bullard said.

The Daily Journal’s Scott Morris had this story about the store in May, and in a bit of foreshadowing, said, ““I probably foresee … I mean, we are a dying breed,” said Barbara Bullard, 54, co-founder and manager of Album Alley. “If it keeps going in this direction, it’ll be the end. Unless something drastic happens, unless the Internet explodes.”

Written by Dennis Seid

July 15, 2013 at 3:07 pm

  • Sandy brooks

    So sad about album alley. Grew up buying concert tickets, music etc. so sad to see you go. I feel like a part of my teen years are being taken away

  • Kathy Hinds Moore

    So sorry to see one of my favorite stores from my teen years calling it quits. Always was a crowd there on Friday nite & Saturdays. ;(