Best Of 2011

BIGGEST LOSS TO LOCAL MUSIC RETAIL: Vinyl Fever Closing

It appeared Vinyl Fever was holding steady amid a volatile indie music retail market; hell, we even wrote a story about how the venerable 30-year-old indie record store was successfully maintaining its viability. But in January, barely a month after our story ran, owner Lee Wolfson announced he was closing Vinyl Fever for good, as he was unable to rationalize the expense. While those of us who loved the place will always wonder why Wolfson didn’t try to sell it to some eager local music enthusiast, we will certainly remember Vinyl Fever fondly.