ISTANBUL

After decades serving Istanbul music lovers, a historic record store is shuttering its doors at the end of this year due to “family reasons.”

“Our adventure, which started on May 13, 1954, will end on Dec. 31, 2019,” said the store’s Twitter account last week, saddening its longtime customers as well as musicians and music lovers everywhere.

“Through Lale Plak, we’ve touched the souls of thousands of our friends with quality music for 65 years,” it added.

Located in the city’s teeming Beyoglu district, the 35 square-meter (4,020-foot) store is credited with providing top-notch vinyl records and CDs to

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