Two new record stores are opening in Brooklyn thanks to the Mexican Summer label, which is also based in the New York borough.
The owners of Co-op 87 are partnering on the outlets. Brooklyn Record Exchange will first welcome customers at 599 Johnson Avenue, Bushwick, on Saturday 30th March. It will share the address with revered club and live venue Elsewhere.
A second location at 87 Guernsey Street, Greenpoint, will open later in spring— where Co-op 87 was doing business until its recent temporary closure.
According to reports, there will be dedicated areas for Mexican Summer releases, alongside its reissue imprint Anthology Recordings. Albums, singles and EPs from other labels will also be sold, of course, as will books and films.
The demand for vinyl continues to grow in many countries, hence several high-profile record stores starting up in key cities of late. We recently spread the word about new shops in Berlin (from the Griessmuehle crew no less) and Paris. In the US, there were 16.8million albums sold on wax in 2018 alone.
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OK folks - BIG ANNOUNCEMENT! Co-op 87 has joined forces with Mexican Summer/Anthology on a brand new record store! BROOKLYN RECORD EXCHANGE is BIGGER and BETTER and in BUSHWICK! Located in the same building as Elsewhere and Mission Chinese, right off of the Jefferson L stop. Our grand opening is THIS SATURDAY March 30th. We've got an amazing selection of records and you are NOT going to want to miss out. You may have noticed that Co-op 87 has been closed lately. Fear not, we will be re-opening in Greenpoint in the near future, but for now please visit us in our new digs. New store, same knuckleheads. You won't be disappointed!