FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
From Clicks to Bricks… After three and a half years of trading exclusively as an online record store, Mr Vinyl will be opening its walk-in record store on 1 March 2017 at 44 Stanley Avenue in Johannesburg.
Announced officially on radio on the Roxy Blows Show on Mix 93.8FM this week, Mr Vinyl will be opening a 106m2 bespoke vinyl record store in the trendy design, arts and specialty store district at 44 Stanley Avenue.
As the home to #VinylSundays (South Africa’s most popular and longest running Vinyl Fair), organiser of #VinylSundays and owner of Mr Vinyl, Bret Dugmore, said “I’ve always loved 44 Stanley Avenue. From the early days of late nights at the Colour Bar, to lazy Sundays at the Stanley Beer Yard in more recent times, it has always been a favourite hang out with the best restaurants and design stores. I’m thrilled that we’re opening a record store there, it just fits perfectly”.
Mr Vinyl will be open 7 days a week (including most public holidays). It will open its doors on 1 March, but will complete its store fitting and full move by mid-April. The store will feature two listening stations, a chill area, large new and sealed imports section and rows of collectable secondhand records.
Will Mr Vinyl still have an online store?
Yes! Our walk-in record store is an extension of our online store, and stock will still be added to www.mrvinyl.co.za every day. However, to ‘see it first’ before it goes online, come and visit our store.
Where is 44 Stanley Avenue?
Here’s a Google Maps link – it’s just off Empire road, between Wits and the SABC building.
All collection orders will need to be collected from our store at 44 Stanley Avenue from 1 March 2017. Don’t worry, we’ll keep your records safely aside until you collect them.
Will you have all of the website’s stock at the shop from 1 March?
While we aim to have most of our stock at the store from 1 March, it is only once all of our fittings have been installed in mid-April that all of our stock will be at the store.
Will you have a jazz, classical, metal, house…. section at the shop?
Yes! As we have done with our website, we will stock all genres at the shop at 44 Stanley Ave.
One of the questions that we get asked most frequently by newcomers to the wonderful world of vinyl, is what the safest way is to store their newly bought records. Record collecting is sadly not a cheap hobbie, and getting storage right is an absolute must if you want to protect your music investment. It would be tragic to lose records to unplayable warps and damage through poor storage – but this happens, a lot! Don’t be just another statistic and keep your babies safe with this simple guide!
Before starting on some of the basics, I think it’s important to state upfront that this guide is intended for the beginner with the most important and common concerns being addressed. There are very many more considerations as to the best storage in the high-end audiophile world, but that’s an article for another website or blog. We’re just common folk here, and this guide is meant for those just starting out.
So… You’ve just bought yourself some records, given them a listen and you’re trying to figure where to put them? Let’s start by giving some thought to the environment around you.
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Hi Friends, welcome to The Groove!
In the wonderful world of vinyl and Hi-FI, there is so much knowledge to pick up on; and tips and tricks to learn. With the resurgence of vinyl, and as the newest generation exploring music in this form, there is a lot of useful information that we can collectively share and assimilate to enhance the experience.
The Groove is Mr Vinyl’s very own blogspace and will act as our mechanism to pass on some of this knowledge to you. It will feature articles, how-to’s, interviews, tips, lists and recommendations.
We’re excited to write again (we still miss MusicReview), and we hope that you will find the content useful.
- Bret Dugmore