Sound Library at 165 Orchard Street is Closed

Posted on: August 4th, 2010 at 6:33 am by

It’s a sad day for music lovers and vinyl aficionados throughout the Five Boroughs.  For more than five years, the Sound Library at 165 Orchard Street has been a choice destination for crate-diggers seeking impossible-to-find titles and classics alike. The staff was always quite knowledgeable and the selection pretty deep.  But as of this week, it’s naught but a memory. That’s right, closed for good.

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And so suffers the record retail business. Not even Record Store Day could help. As of last night, the sub-level space is now completely empty, the phone disconnected, and the website terminated.  Affixed to the maroon awning is a Misrahi Realty sign, but there is no official listing just yet. Given the high turnover of boutiques along this part of Orchard Street, though, it might be safe to predict another such shop will eventually open here.

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It’s just sad. What was the last record you bought here?

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