Rough Trade is opening a flagship store in Williamsburg (video)
The iconic U.K. music purveyor sets up shop in North Brooklyn on November 25 and will also host concerts. Hooray!
Tue Sep 17 2013
Photograph: Meaghan R. via Wikimedia Commons
Good news, audiophiles: Famed British music shop Rough Trade is heading stateside this fall. The independent retailer, which launched Rough Trade Records in the late ’70s, is setting up its U.S. flagship store on North 9th Street between Kent and Wythe Avenues in Williamsburg. The 15,000-square-foot refurbished warehouse will also serve as a music venue.
The Brooklyn expansion—Rough Trade's first outpost in America—was initially announced in April 2012, and now the shop is officially opening on November 25 (just in time for the holidays!). There will be new music for sale, free in-store performances and ticketed gigs booked by Bowery Presents. Not a bad consolation prize for Academy Records moving out of the neighborhood, right?