Record Stores: Out of Sight, Not Obsolete

by admin on October 1, 2009 · 0 comments

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J. D. Martignon, left, in his apartment, which doubles as a store, with a customer, Jim Devejian.

It was Wednesday at Downtown 161, and that meant it was Vinylmania day.

Most of the time Downtown 161, a record distributor in Lower Manhattan, is off limits to the public. But once a week it becomes an unusual kind of record store for friends of Vinylmania, a Greenwich Village shop that closed in 2007. Customers run their hands over items in fancy packaging, chat with the seller and brag about their collections — all the typical stuff that grows more endangered every time another store closes.

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