Many say goodbye to Queen Anne's Easy Street Records

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SEATTLE —

Many people showed up Friday night for the closing of an iconic record shop that has been in Queen Anne for 12 years.

 

People lined up outside of Easy Street Records to purchase and stock up on music in the store’s final hours of business.

 

KIRO 7 Eyewitness News reporter Deborah Horne said the crowd was wrapped around the block.

 

“This was the closest independent store to my home. I live in Gold Bar,” said longtime customer, Heather Wicell. “If somebody came to Seattle just to visit, they came here. They have really great music, and prices were always great. It’s going to be very unfortunate to come over to this part of town and have it be empty.”

 

Due to rising rents, the building’s owners found a new tenant, Chase Bank, who was willing to pay more for the space.

 

Easy Street’s location in West Seattle will stay open.