Just another sign of the times. Looks like the CD era is coming to a quick end. Granted, Tower Records charges about 15% to 20% more than Best Buy and every other discount chain, but it's still been such an institution for years and years. I still go to the one here in Dallas about once a month just to check things out. It has its own enviorment, its own feel, etc. Lots of great music magazines, great selection of CDs, etc. I like checking out the stores in other cities - like the one in New York that wasn't far from CBGBs, etc.
But everything can be found online now and I think that's a great thing. I just hope places continue to exist where music lovers can gather and hang out together. I'm not against better technology, I'm just somewhat sentimental about the end of an era. I sort of saw it coming. They just closed the Virgin Megastore here in Dallas as well.
I'm sure better things are on the horizon. Better durable formats, etc. I just hope everything isn't virtual in the future. It's nice to have actual human interaction every now and then.
And in the end...