LOUISVILLE — There will be no more ear X-tacy.
After 26 years in business, the iconic Louisville record store closed its doors last week without explanation.
On Monday, though, owner John D. Timmons posted a message on the store's Facebook page, according to The Courier-Journal. He said the record store experience "has been the only child in my life. Now, it's time for me to let it fly."
Although it has been cited as one of the nation's top independent record stores, ear X-tacy has struggled financially for years. Timmons appealed to the public last year for more sales, saying the store was in danger of closing.
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Timmons didn't mention business reasons in the letter he posted. Instead, he expressed appreciation for the city and its residents.
"Louisville, you made me feel like I was truly home when I moved here in 1976," he wrote. "It's been a great ride, but as George Harrison knowingly said, 'All Things Must Pass.'"