Earlier this month, we were sad to hear that Permanent Records would be leaving Greenpoint after seven years in a space at 181 Franklin Street. At the time, even owner Marjorie Eisenberg didn’t know where the record store would land, but now it appears that the shop has found a new home way down by Prospect Park.
Some of you may recall that Permanent Records revealed the loss of their lease not because the business wasn’t viable, but because the landlord decided to hand the space over to a relative for his/her own business venture. At the time, Eisenberg was obviously dismayed, but following a most likely thorough search, interested parties will now find Permanent Records at the BrooklynWorks coworking space at 159 20th Street near Fourth Avenue in South Slope.
As Eisenberg was quick the point out, that means Permanent Records will continue to operate off the G line, the 4th Avenue F/G to be exact, though technically the shop is much closer to the Prospect Avenue D/N/R stop. Still, the fact that Permanent Records will live to see another day is the most relevant fact here!
If all goes according to plan (per Gothamist), the new spot should open by October 1 with the original shop closing its doors on September 15.
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