I saw the news about Dawson's closing. It is a shame that a well established outfit with a long history like that would close. It would be different if it was a field that was dying, but music is still a viable business.
I actually got to visit a couple of Dawson's stores when I was in the UK back in 2000. I was staying in Chester, and there was a store not far from the wall near the Roman ruins. I spent a day walking the city wall, and stopped at a few shops along the way. (Chester was an incredibly cool place to visit). On Sunday, I took the train to Liverpool and did the Mathew St area, checking out all the Beatles stuff. There was a Dawson's between there and the train station. It was a really nice store, with lots of people checking out the wares, but then, that was 22 years ago. Things can change a lot in 22 years.
That's not a good situation. Just this past week, the local sewer department had to dig up my back yard because the neighbor's sewer line ties into the main there. They had to replace the pipe, so they replaced both the neighbor's and mine (they connect at the same place), and put cleanout access for each. That would be tough to do if it's under a building!My sewer and drain pipes are now buried under their extension.