Ergot Records made its debut back on Friday at 32 E. Second St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.
Adrian Rew, who's behind the experimental imprint of the same name, is the owner here ...
EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by the shop during the opening weekend. For now, Ergot Records will focus on second-hand records and cassettes, spanning an array of genres, including jazz, salsa, punk, disco, hip-hop and avant-garde.
Eventually, Rew, a resident DJ at the Lot Radio and former curator at the gallery Blank Forms, wants to add books and other literature and host in-store events.
Here's a look around the shop, which includes several listening stations ...
Rew, who previously worked at A-1 Records on Sixth Street, renovated the space with the help of a few friends. He signed a five-year lease on the storefront and plans to stick around for a while. We hope so too.
• Wednesday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
• Friday-Saturday: Noon-8 p.m.
• Sunday: noon-6 p.m.
You can find the Ergot Records Instagram account here.