One of the city’s only remaining vinyl shops (more info) is heading to the Elmwood Village. After experiencing a major setback due to a fire at the previous Delaware Avenue location, owner David Palumbo decided to pack his gear and head to where most of his customers originate from anyways. He landed a vacant storefront on Bryant Street, directly between Trattoria Aroma and the future Coffee Culture (corner of Elmwood). From what I have read on David’s blog, the fire took a major toll on the business, but in true Buffalo fashion, the music community rallied and helped David to get back on his feet.
August 11th will mark the first day open in the new location. David is busy getting the place in order, while wondering what sort of changes to expect from the Elmwood neighborhood. David referred to his last location as his clubhouse – a place where he knew his neighbors and lived just down the street. It can be hard to resettle into a different part of town especially when the abrupt cause of the move is due to an event such as a fire.
I can only imagine that there will be some very happy music fans in and around Elmwood and Allentown. It was a real blow to see New World move to Hertel and then eventually close… and Home of the Hits before that. Spiral Scratch’s relocation is sure to hit a few chords with fans of vinyl who probably never thought that they would see the day that a small independent record store would open a couple of blocks from where New World set up its first urban shop.
291 Bryant Street