Subway Record Mart, a Come Back?


How’s this for a blast from the past: The famed Times Square subway Record Mart is marked to reopen October 1st (ish).

Jesse Moskowitz, who first opened the store in 1958, says that the store will be selling CDs, DVDs, and MP3 players. Sorry, no more vinyl.

The mart will have music from Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and and other countries. As before, the store will spin the tunes as customers shop mid-commute. Pop chart toppers will also be for sale. (Newsday)

Moskowitz had to close the store back in 1999 during Times Square renovation. As we all know, renovating a subway stop of any size always takes a suspiciously long time to complete. But I guess that’s what you get for government contracts.

So, it’s nice to see that all things from the past are not lost. Let’s hope they do very well!

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