Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Farewell Zipperhead...

Ever hear the classic punk song "Punk Rock Girl" by the Dead Milkmen? The first verse goes:

" One Saturday I took a walk to Zipperhead. I met a girl there. And she almost knocked me dead."

Well that store Zipperhead , a fixture on Philadelphia's South Street since 1980 will be closing by the end of the month.

It was reported in today's Philadelphia Daily News that a rent agreement couldn't be reached between the Zipperhead management and the owner of the building where Zipperhead has been for 25 years.

Although still one of kind and unique, today's suburban punks usually meander to the local Hot Topic(or GrungeCo as I heard an employee call it once)for their alternative wear.

The Dead Milkmen song gave Zipperhead national exposure and made it a must see destination on South Street.

So if you live in the Philadelphia area, visit this landmark store one last time before its gone.

The current owners will reopen a new store with a different name and location sometime in the future.

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