After a lengthy period of anticipation since it was first announced back in April 2012, the legendary U.K. record shop, Rough Trade, is finally set to open their brand-new U.S. location in Brooklyn on November 25th.
Located at 64 N. 9th St., Rough Trade NYC, according to Billboard, will occupy a “15,000 square foot re-purposed film prop warehouse in Williamsburg (…) and will sell all new music — no used — in multiple formats in addition to serving as a ‘healthy-sized place to hang out’ for music lovers.” What this may be referring to is the in-house 299 person capacity venue being booked by Bowery Presents, as well as the 400 sq. ft. space dedicated to music discovery simply called “The Room.” Additionally, local culinary heroes, Five Leaves, will be serving food and drink to customers in the cafe from breakfast ’til late.
To celebrate the newly-opened space, Rough Trade NYC has already announced several free in-store events for the initial launch period, including an opening-night performance by Charles Bradley (Daptone Records), as well as a special set by Au Revoir Simone (Instant Records) on Tuesday, December 17th. Undoubtedly, a welcoming sign of what’s to come from these legendary retail/music icons!