Famed record store Bleecker Bob’s closes after 4 decades
A record store that has been a Greenwich Village mainstay for 46 years and was once featured on an episode of “Seinfeld” closed its doors on Saturday, to be replaced by a frozen yogurt chain.
Bleecker Bob’s Golden Oldies, named after owner Robert Plotnick, is reportedly being pushed out by its landlord due to financial woes. The ideally situated 2,000-square-foot space on W. 3rd St. has been sold to the Chicago-based chain store Forever Yogurt.
JK Kitzer, Bleecker Bob’s girlfriend, has managed the store for the last twelve years, since Bob was paralyzed in a stroke. She told DNAinfo.com that Bob doesn’t yet know that his beloved store is gone.
“I’ve been kind of breaking down this week asking friends if I should tell him — 50 percent say yes, 50 percent say no,” Kitzer said.