"Hope for music and DVD retail in San Francisco! Rasputin is one block away with better prices than Virgin ever had!"

You might have ignored this guy today in front of the abandoned corner of Market and Stockton trying to hand you a flyer. His name is Robert, he works for Rasputin and he's a pretty friendly guy. While people tried not to catch eye contact with him in hopes that he wouldn't hand them a flyer, we took a few minutes to take one and say hello.

As Virgin Megastore closes all their U.S. locations, Rasputin has jumped on the opportunity to advertise right at their doorstep. Pretty smart. We've seen the death of Tower Records and Wherehouse Music stores, now Rasputin and Amoeba take the reigns as we say goodbye to yet another.

Rest in peace Virgin.