The folks behind J&R Music and Computer World may have found a way to make lemonade from the heaps of lemons they found themselves under last April. After an abrupt store closure, liquidation and the shutdown of its web store, The Shophound figured that the popular New York electronics and music superstore would never be heard from again despite plans for redevelopment and promises to reopen in the same Park Row spot within a year. We still don't think we're ever going to see another J&R superstore, but the brand isn't quite dead yet. In fact, the retailer has inked a deal to open a J&R Express music and electronics boutique on the lower level of Century 21's downtown flagship —only a block or so away from its original home. The 1,500 square foot shop will offer small electronics items, CDs, Movies and even a selection of vinyl records for the luddite discount shoppers/tourists who typically throng the recently expanded off-price flagship store. “Special music events … including performances and in-store meet and greets" are also promised as are other similar in-store shops. The set-up reminds us of a similar arrangement J&R had on the lower level of Macy's Herald Square for many years up until the recent renovations of that store began. It turns out that J&R probably will never be able to compete with the Amazons and Best Buys of the world again, but it may find itself a profitable niche providing music and electronics concessions to retailers who want to broaden their offerings but have little experience selling that particular category of merchandise.