Yes, another record store is closing, but the good news is Greenpoint’s Permanent Records isn’t going out of business, it’s just moving to a new location.
DNAinfo reports that Permanent Records, located at 181 Franklin Street near Hudson Street, will shutter its Greenpoint location at the end of September after seven years in its current spot, following a lease dispute of sorts. Though, the shop is doing really well, the building’s landlord decided not to renew its lease in favor of another business. So, Permanent Records and owner Marjorie Eisenberg are moving on to an as-yet-unnamed location.
In a Facebook post shared yesterday, Eisenberg announced that on September 30 Permanent Records will depart for greener pastures despite her best efforts to find a new location in Greenpoint. “None of you reading this will be shocked to hear that after months of looking for an affordable suitable store front, we’re now priced out of the neighborhood we helped to shape,” says Eisenberg. “It’s an all too common story in the NYC retail / small business landscape.” Truer words…
Permanent Records is the second Greenpoint mainstay to announce its closure this month along with the recent demise of Lulu’s on August 9. So, we get it, Greenpointers. You’re have a really hard time right now. Just don’t let it get to you. Chin up!
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