New NYC record store

Discussion in 'Music, Movie and Hardware Store Guide' started by sethICE, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. sethICE

    sethICE Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    A new record store, Mainline Records, just opened a few days ago on 8th Street between 6th Ave. and MacDougal St (or between 6th and 5th Aves.) in Greenwich Village, NYC, in the same spot where the last Discorama store recently closed!!!

    They have mostly vinyl LPs, both new and used, as well as a CD section, mostly used but some new items too.

    Some of the staff (but not the owner) were previously at the late Other Music.

    The logo on the front of the store is the Autobahn logo from German road signs and the Kraftwerk album of the same name....
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  2. BrucePadgett

    BrucePadgett Active Member

    What a great location! Electric Ladyland is around there, as was the late, unlamented Crazy Eddie's.

    Ah, the 1970's...
  3. sethICE

    sethICE Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Yes, it's a few doors down from Electric Lady.
  4. Can't even fathom what it must cost to rent a space around there.
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  5. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    same street as the now defunct Revolver Records and It's Only Rock and Roll Records...IIRC, it's been years!
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  6. sethICE

    sethICE Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Not to mention the original location of Venus Records, even longer ago.
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  7. Cronverc

    Cronverc Well-Known Member

    Vinyl at "Discorama" always sucked, pretty much just common domestic pressings often not even in great shape but usually at double and triple prices. I never seen anything rare or import there, never bought anything. Back in the 90's they were great with used CD's, probably almost half of my CD's bought there, but today I don't care for digital.

    Let's hope the new store will have some cool LP's, at least in the beginning when stores usually trying to attract new customers, before they start putting anything cool, rare and import on eBay and Discogs like everybody else.
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  8. Gaslight

    Gaslight Cave dwelller

    Northeast USA
    Decent store, nice group running it.

    Hope they do well and can keep it going.
  9. Great location! The road gets more musical.
  10. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Thanks to this thread, I popped in when I was in NYC to see Springsteen On Broadway.
    I was pleasantly surprised and scored some CD gems - including the long-OOP NRBQ
    anthology on Rhino.....for $15. Friendly staff. I wish them well.
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  11. DigMyGroove

    DigMyGroove Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA
    I will check it out soon!
  12. Cronverc

    Cronverc Well-Known Member

    Been there a couple of times. They mostly sell new albums and modern digitally sourced reissues which I personally don't care for. There are some used records but mostly pretty common stuff priced on the high side ($10 and up). Nothing rare and almost no imports which I figure means that they selling good stuff on the internet.

    It seems just like another store who just joined the vinyl fad. Probably an OK store for some people who like modern stuff. A total waste of time if you after anything collectable.
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2017

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