Monday, April 13, 2009
RIP Patelsons 1920-2009
Patelson's, soon to be a relic of another day, was one of those places that almost defined what was so great about being a musician in New York. The stock was great, you could always count on talking to somebody who actually knew what they were selling, and more than once I rubbed shoulders with the classical elite. It was a regular haunt of almost any musician who lives here, and one of the first stops for any musician swinging through town.
Here's the NY Times article about the closing, which details a quintessential New York family story.