BIZ BUZZ BLOG: Album Alley closing after 35 years

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

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 sotre 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.”