We all know that the Clifton and Crescent Hill neighborhoods surrounding Frankfort Avenue are home to some of Louisville’s finest bars, restaurants and art galleries. And not to mention my favorite Kroger in the city. But something has always been missing: a neighborhood record store. Well I’ll be damned if not one, but TWO record shops are ready to open their doors on the SAME DAY. And they’ll be conducting business within a half mile of each other on Frankfort Avenue. And yes, they’ll both be celebrating the opening of their new businesses, and I’ll tell ya what I know about it.
First you’ve got Modern Cult Records residing at 2001 Frankfort right next to Shiraz. Their doors will open at 10am and will be offering free coffee, beverages and food. Brian Manley, the man behind the Club El Rancho radio show on Art+FM will set the mood spinning a few choice records. Check out the facebook event page here.
Then slightly down the road we have Guestroom Records at 1806 Frankfort across from The Silver Dollar. These fine folks already have opened a few other record stores, most notably in Norman, Oklahoma. They’ll have refreshments all day on Saturday starting at 11am, FREE T-shirts with a $50 purchase all weekend, and lots and lots of music. To add to the fun, a “record store on wheels” from Third Man Records will be stopping by Sunday at 2pm. For more info, visit the facebook event page here.
Later this week, I’ll have more information and interviews related to Louisville’s two newest record stores. Stay tuned!