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By Rachel Kane | December 18, 2006
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — The entire stock of Tower Records on Brand Boulevard was marked down 90% on Sunday for the final selling day of its shutdown. The music-and-entertainment retail chain is closing its 89 stores after an acquisition by Great America Group. Patrons were lined up about six deep for each of the three open registers with baskets swelling with CDs, DVDs and posters. Since October, when the close-out sale began, there has been an influx of purchasing, a steady amount of theft and a somber feeling of loss on the part of Tower Records' tight-knit staff, said Kelly Watson, operational manager of the store.
NEWS
March 30, 2001
Amber Willard The following incidents were taken from police reports. 142 S. Brand Blvd.: Two Los Angeles girls, 14 and 15, were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing CDs from Tower Records. 142 S. Brand Blvd.: A 15-year-old Glendale boy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing CDs from Tower Records. 142 S. Brand Blvd.: A 15-year-old Los Angeles boy was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing CDs from Tower Records. 1515 E. Colorado St.: A 45-year-old Bakersfield man and 37-year-old Bakersfield woman were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of stealing money from a vending machine at El Rio Motel.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
The Glendale Lions Club is trying to give Third World countries a new look. The Lions Club is collecting old glasses and sunglasses, which will be recycled and given to needy people. Glasses and sunglasses can be donated at stores in the Glendale Marketplace in the 100 block of South Brand Boulevard. Customers will get a free bar of chocolate for each pair of glasses donated. Glasses can be donated at Baja Fresh, Bennigan's, Calypso Burger, Cold Stone Creamery, GNC, Quizno's Subs, Sbarro, Seoul Grindz, The Great Steak and Potato, or Tower Records.
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By Jason Wells | December 19, 2006
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — The transition from Tower Records' vacancy to a new tenant was a prescription easily filled by Walgreens as a Glendale Marketplace official confirmed that the pharmacy will fill the space next year. Brian Good, managing general partner of the shopping plaza, confirmed that the pharmacy would finalize bankruptcy court papers within the month to secure the space left by the now defunct music store that officially closed on Sunday. "That's going to be a real big boost to the center," Good said.
NEWS
November 27, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman Rachel Garcia and Atefeh Aquino spent one night curled up on a staircase and another playing cards behind Tower Records, too excited to sleep, in order to meet System of a Down. Rachel, 15, and Atefeh, 17, were the first ones to arrive Sunday night, almost two days before the heavy rock band arrived to sign autographs in honor of their newest release, "Steal This Album," Tuesday afternoon at Tower Records. They weren't alone for long.
NEWS
March 18, 2004
The following incidents were taken from police reports: 300 block of Pioneer Drive: A 17-year-old Glendale boy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. 800 block of South Verdugo Road: A 45-year-old Glendale man told police Tuesday that someone stole earrings, golf clubs and a briefcase from his 1990 Honda Accord. 400 block of Lincoln Avenue: A 53-year-old Glendale man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault after hitting his wife with a belt.
NEWS
October 13, 2006
Tower didn't carry the good records So I hear Tower Records is closing for good ("Marketplace will lose an anchor store," Tuesday). When they do, tell them to take all that bad music they had on the shelves for $20 a CD. Tower Records never started putting out music by Johnny Cash or Frank Sinatra on the shelves until they both passed away. What a sad music store. All Tower Records has ever sold was trash music that sounded like a bad dream. The best music I have ever found was at Amoeba Music in Hollywood.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
The News-Press and Leader, in conjunction with the YWCA Glendale Domestic Violence Project, is publishing wish lists of needy families. To adopt a family for the holidays, note the family's number and call to say which family you would like to adopt. For more information, call the YWCA at 241-7420. FAMILY 16 AGES: 48; 16. SHOES SIZES: 9; 11 (teen). CLOTHES SIZES: 12/14 L; 34/32 pants L (teen). FAVORITE COLORS: black; blue (teen)
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November 12, 2008
Local color is disappearing I really, really miss Tower Records, Music Exchange and that other small music store that was across the street from them on Brand Boulevard, and the Glendale Central Cinemas on Orange Avenue, with their occasional independent films and subdued style. Is it just me, or is Glendale seriously lacking in locations or businesses remotely resembling an “arts district?” With developer Rick Caruso’s latest “contribution” to our community, alongside one of the largest malls in Southern California, I couldn’t help but think “why?
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BUSINESS
By Jeremy Oberstein | September 1, 2008
A pair of retailers are slated to move into now vacant storefronts in the Glendale Marketplace in November, as store officials hope for better fortune than the bankruptcies and subsequent closures that befell previous clients: Linens ’n Things and a quartet of shops that included Tower Records. HomeGoods and Marshalls, both of which fall under the umbrella of parent company TJX Companies Inc., are scheduled to make their Glendale debut November following the spate of closures.
BUSINESS
By Jason Wells | December 19, 2006
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — The transition from Tower Records' vacancy to a new tenant was a prescription easily filled by Walgreens as a Glendale Marketplace official confirmed that the pharmacy will fill the space next year. Brian Good, managing general partner of the shopping plaza, confirmed that the pharmacy would finalize bankruptcy court papers within the month to secure the space left by the now defunct music store that officially closed on Sunday. "That's going to be a real big boost to the center," Good said.
BUSINESS
By Rachel Kane | December 18, 2006
DOWNTOWN GLENDALE — The entire stock of Tower Records on Brand Boulevard was marked down 90% on Sunday for the final selling day of its shutdown. The music-and-entertainment retail chain is closing its 89 stores after an acquisition by Great America Group. Patrons were lined up about six deep for each of the three open registers with baskets swelling with CDs, DVDs and posters. Since October, when the close-out sale began, there has been an influx of purchasing, a steady amount of theft and a somber feeling of loss on the part of Tower Records' tight-knit staff, said Kelly Watson, operational manager of the store.
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By Tania Chatila | October 10, 2006
DOWNTOWN — Tower Records on Brand Boulevard is one of 89 stores that will close as a result of Great American Group's acquisition of the retail music chain. The closure will make for a large vacancy at the downtown Glendale Marketplace hub where it's housed. "Impact wise, people that have been doing business with them for a while are quite disappointed, from what I hear," said John Krikorian, publisher of Glendale-based Business Life magazine. Officials from Great American Group and Tower Records did not return calls for comment, but Glendale Tower Record employees confirmed the store was closing.
NEWS
December 11, 2004
The News-Press and Leader, in conjunction with the YWCA Glendale Domestic Violence Project, is publishing wish lists of needy families. To adopt a family for the holidays, note the family's number and call to say which family you would like to adopt. For more information, call the YWCA at 241-7420. FAMILY 16 AGES: 48; 16. SHOES SIZES: 9; 11 (teen). CLOTHES SIZES: 12/14 L; 34/32 pants L (teen). FAVORITE COLORS: black; blue (teen)
NEWS
March 18, 2004
The following incidents were taken from police reports: 300 block of Pioneer Drive: A 17-year-old Glendale boy was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing methamphetamine. 800 block of South Verdugo Road: A 45-year-old Glendale man told police Tuesday that someone stole earrings, golf clubs and a briefcase from his 1990 Honda Accord. 400 block of Lincoln Avenue: A 53-year-old Glendale man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of assault after hitting his wife with a belt.
NEWS
December 4, 2003
The Glendale Lions Club is trying to give Third World countries a new look. The Lions Club is collecting old glasses and sunglasses, which will be recycled and given to needy people. Glasses and sunglasses can be donated at stores in the Glendale Marketplace in the 100 block of South Brand Boulevard. Customers will get a free bar of chocolate for each pair of glasses donated. Glasses can be donated at Baja Fresh, Bennigan's, Calypso Burger, Cold Stone Creamery, GNC, Quizno's Subs, Sbarro, Seoul Grindz, The Great Steak and Potato, or Tower Records.
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