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Below is a story of a great record store in our group called Darkside Records And Gallery in Poughkeepsie, New York. They have been with us for the last few years and we’re really excited that they are doing so well and expanding. I’ve attached a couple of shots of the new store. Congratulations guys.
Darkside celebrated our grand re-opening on our 5th anniversary in business on January 16th. We moved from 2k square feet to a 9k square foot building, which we completely renovated top to bottom. We've doubled our vinyl & CD capacity, as well as expanded room for DVD's & cassettes. In addition, we have an 800 square foot hi-fi room dedicated strictly to turntables, audio equipment & headphones, both new and used. Expanded lifestyle selection spanning a 50 foot wall and old phone booths re-purposed as private customer listening booths. Perhaps most exciting to us, we now have a a 300 square foot stage with a professional in-house PA, 32 channel mixer capable of multi-track recording and a lighting rig for in-store performances.
Our re-opening was one of our best sales days in our 5 year history, shadowed only by the mighty force that is Record Store Day. We worked with the local chapter of Sparrow's Nest, raffling off prizes donated by local businesses & label partners to benefit the charity.