Saturday, August 29, 2020

Academy Records is back open (and happy Record Store Day)



Academy Records reopened yesterday here at 415 E. 12th St. between Avenue A and First Avenue. (Owner Mike Davis had been buying and selling via Instagram throughout the summer.)

They sectioned off the shop into a smaller version of itself (you can see in the video clip below)... while "putting the best stuff out," including some new releases, reissues and best sellers.

Also, masks are mandatory... and there's hand sanitizer at the door... as well as some disposable gloves. For now, the shop will just let three people in at a time.

... and a look inside the shop...


Today is also the makeup date for Record Store Day.

You can check out what Stranded Records, 218 E. Fifth St. between Second Avenue and Cooper Square, and Limited to One Records,
221 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue, might be offering. (Ditto for Manhattan45, which recently opened at 220 E. 10th St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.)

A-1 Record Shop, 439 E. Sixth St. between Avenue A and First Avenue, has been offering curbside pickup this month.

Sadly, Turntable Lab's storefront on 10th Street won't be taking part. However, they have online exclusives.

7 comments:

soulchap said...

Manhattan45 is not open yet...

Grieve said...

Manhattan45 was open when I went there on Thursday. And they were open two weeks ago when I stopped by...

Richard Guadagno said...

We have been open for 5 weeks,
1 - 8
Tues - Sat.

Richard Guadagno said...

We have been open for 5 weeks,
1 - 8
Tues - Sat.

FocusPulling (.com) said...

Surprised you didn't mention the recent distribution/release of the Tribeca-premiered "Other Music" documentary that's now streaming worldwide: (I'm just a fan, not affiliated): https://amzn.to/3gJUuNk

Grieve said...

I did a post about the Other Music doc on Tuesday — the day of its VOD release.

FocusPulling (.com) said...

@Grieve Ah cool; meant that constructively, in mind of the blog practice that typically cross-links to relevant stories on relevant days.