Since opening its doors in December in a building that formerly housed a Kroger supermarket, the Manhattan Antique Marketplace (10431 St. Charles Rock Road, St. Ann; 314-733-5285)
has rapidly injected new life into a sleepy strip mall in St. Ann
With its 20,000 square feet of collectibles, indoor farmers market, café and event space — not to mention its proximity to beloved punk-and-pinball bar the Waiting Room — MAM has already become a popular destination for St. Louisans willing to wander off the beaten path in search of a good score.
Now, with the announcement this week that a new record store is opening soon under its roof, things are set to kick into overdrive.
“We are very excited to open this new store and give vinyl fans a place to swap out their collections and find new treasures,” Lindsey Richert, marketing director at MAM, says in a statement. “Being an antique store, opening the record shop fits along with the theme of MAM, bringing vintage and classic pieces back, giving old things new life.”
Dubbed SOHO in keeping with MAM's NYC theme, the store will open for business at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, and will feature more than 6,000 albums — vinyl-only — for sale by multiple vendors. It's said to be the first of its kind in the area, taking stock from numerous collections to build its inventory. Customers will be able to bring their own records in to sell or trade as well.
Prices will range from $1 to $30 per record, with the average being $5. The shop's opening will coincide with food and drink specials in MAM's cafe, and DJ Ben Bounce will be spinning records from 1 to 5 p.m.
“The culture that surrounds record buying and selling is a rich environment, and they’re a loyal group that we are excited to work with,” Richert says.
For more information about Manhattan Antique Marketplace, visit its official website
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