After 50 years, Presley hangout Pop Tunes closes its doors - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

After 50 years, Presley hangout Pop Tunes closes its doors

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - It's the end of an era for an iconic Memphis music store.

After more than 50 years in business, Poplar Tunes, popularly known as "Pop Tunes",  closed its doors for good this week. 

Elvis Presley frequented the store, located Downtown on Poplar Avenue.
    
But the popularity of digital downloads, internet sales and big box retailers forced the historic shop to shut down. 
    
Music lovers like Petrey Mack say Memphis will never be the same.

"That was the place where we went. You know, it was no other record company that we could acquire the music that we wanted," he said. 
    
The Poplar location is one of two Poplar Tunes stores to close its doors this week. 

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