Founder of Prelude Magazine since 2012.   Farrah  Z. ALHashem

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Rebel Rebel Records Is Latest To Shutter Due To Rising Rents

Rebel Rebel Records Is Latest To Shutter Due To Rising Rents

BY JEN CARLSON IN ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ON JUN 8, 2016 11:36 AM - gothamist

n upsetting yet unsurprising news, another longtime Manhattan record store is shutting its doors. Rebel Rebel Records—one of the best—has run its charmingly messy shop out of 319 Bleecker Street for 28 years, but the rent has gotten too high and owner David Shebiro is closing up at the end of June, according to Vanishing New York.

Shebiro said "that the owner of the building has raised the rent and they plan to put another basic 'high-end' clothing store in its place." Oh.

Vanishing notes that it's possible that clothing store is one of the record shop's current neighbors, Scotch & Soda or St. James, planning an expansion. Gotta put those $300 silk striped jumpsuits and Hamptons-tees somewhere!

Other Music is also shutting its doors at the end of the month, and you should probably check out all of the remaining record stores before they transform into a combination Chase Bank-Duane Reade.

Photo by (Scott Heins/Gothamist)

Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953

Step Back In Time: Alternative London A-Z Describes London Of 1953