Cactus closing affects artists

Local artists lose place to grow dreams with Cactus closing
— reported by KHOU CBS Channel 11

By the end of March Cactus Music and Video will close.

Its owners are retiring and some people have said buying music from a brick and mortar store is going the way of the telegram.

To some people the closing of Cactus is more than just a store shutting its doors.

This was the sound of music for more than 30 years at this Cactus store.

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By the end of March they will all be gone, not just the CDs and tapes that filled the bins, but for a lot of young artists—the chance.

The loss of that side of the business is another of Bud Daily regrets.

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It will be harder now, harder to be found on the Internet, harder to find a home on the shelves.

For a lot of local artists Cactus didn’t sell little plastic discs it grew dreams.

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