Monday, November 13, 2017

Second Hand Rose has apparently closed on 12th and Broadway


[Photo by Alex]

Alex at Flaming Pablum shares the news that Second Hand Rose, the collectible record shop on 12th and Broadway, has closed.

The place opened on 14th Street and Sixth Avenue in 1977 ... moving to a small storefront across the street from the Strand in 2000.


[Image via Second Hand Rose]

I always hate to see record shops close... though there wasn't much immediate lost love for Rose. As Alex wrote, "I was never a fan of the place — disorganized, dusty, strangely overpriced and pointedly surly."

And they didn't really like sick people shopping in the store...


[Photo by Alex]

8 comments:

JQ LLC said...

This store sucked. It was impossible to browse through and didn't carry cds. The store manager was a jerk too.

P.S. good riddance.

Anonymous said...

I first shopped at the 6th ave location back in the early 80s and then at there current location fairly recently. i found a copy of Remington Electric Razor featuring Frank Zappa and Linda Ronstadt (Actually a second copy since my girlfriend was into Ronstadt and me Zappa!) I found them to be a bit pricey but the man behind the register was fair. His woman, who I believed managed or owned the place seemed like she didn't want to be there.

El Satánico said...

Totally agree, the place was cramped, waaaay overpriced and the guy was a jerkoff. No loss. Now, if A-1 closed, that would be a total loss and would suck!

Anonymous said...

Are we sure about this? There were signs up that said remodeling before the the boards went up. Or was that the owner spinning his own demise?

Anonymous said...

Rose was the female Bleecker Bob: Someone who thought she was all that and thought because her place was around forever she could treat people like shit.

Talk about a nothing place. Good riddance.

Anonymous said...

it was a wonder that this place survived at all. it is not unusual to have surly folks running bookstores or record stores (something that comes with the territory from dealing with the constant stream of people browsing and dont spend money?) but the stock at this place and the crazy prices for those crummy records was weak to say the least...

Anonymous said...

This place always had great inventory but it was always, always priced waaaay off the charts. It only took one or two visits to make clear that this would not be a store that I would be going to. Needless to say I never bought anything there. As far as the observations about the staff that others have already posted...I agree.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed closed: http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com/2017/11/second-hand-rose-records.html