Monday, August 6, 2012

Report: Big City Records NYC closing on East 12th Street

Jared Boxx has been selling records in the neighborhood for the last 15 years... now, according to a report at WNYC, his store of the last six years, Big City Records NYC on East 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, is closing at the end of the month. The reason: Increasing rent.

WYNC notes that Boxx will still sell their hard-to-find vinyl on eBay and Discogs.

And it will be the third record store to close in the neighborhood this year ... following Rockit Scientist Records ... and Norman's Sound & Vision, who heads to Brooklyn after Aug. 16.

[Stephen Nessen/WNYC]

13 comments:

James C. Taylor said...

I had my suspicions after I saw it shuttered early on Friday evening... Oof.

Anonymous said...

Jaysus. It's recordcide!!

Richard D James said...

Damn. What a bummer. Jared is a great guy, and Big City is a great store. I have been shopping w/ Jared since he worked at the (now closed) Sound Library.

Marty Wombacher said...

Always hate to see another record store closing.

Anonymous said...

The guy STARTED selling vinyl in 1997? That was like 12 years after CDs became the primary format. I'd say he's lucky it lasted 15 years.

Anonymous said...

While I don't like to see any businesses closing in th EV because of rent increases I can say as a record buyer that Big City while being a very cool record store, catered only to a very specific clientele with the prices a little on the high side. If you want to survive you have cater to a broader audience and have reasonable prices. Whatever the case may be, I wish them well.

nygrump said...

It amazes me people still go to restaurants with all the frozen dinners and other prepared foods available. How quaint and old fashioned.

Anonymous said...

"The guy STARTED selling vinyl in 1997? That was like 12 years after CDs became the primary format. I'd say he's lucky it lasted 15 years."

Yes. Because cd sales have been declining steadily over the last 10 years, while vinyl sales have been on the rise. Sad to see another store close, even if their prices were a bit high.

Anonymous said...

Sad....but those who care, please keep supporting the record stores in the area: Academy, Gimme Gimme, Good Records, Kim's, and even the extremely knowledgeable gent who sells his records out of crates on Astor Place...

- East Villager

EV Grieve said...

@ EastVillager

+1

Anonymous said...

Apple put this guy out of business! Boycott Apple!

Anonymous said...

Sad to see BCR close. Good luck Jared thanx for the memories!

Anonymous said...

Shame - from being a regular (sometimes daily), buyer at A-1 and Sound Library I never got to experience Big City.. Keep on Keepin' on.. P.