Nyack's Vinyl Lounge to Close Its Doors

Record store will sell off all wares in coming weeks

After just over a year of selling records, rare cassettes and CDs, and music memorabilia, Nyack's at 2 North Broadway will be shutting its doors on Monday, August 13.

"Due to lack of local support, a leaky ceiling and Spotify, we are being forced to close our doors for good," wrote founder and owner Matthew DeGroat in an email to customers. "A big special thanks to those of you, few and loyal, who kept us open for 14 months. You know who you are, and we owe you a beer."

The Vinyl Lounge has a handful of sales and events planned before packing up. Beginning Thursday, all $2 LPs will be $1, cassettes will be $1, t-shirts will be $10 and new turntables $99.

"Everything is for sale right on down to the checkout desk and record tables," DeGroat added in his missive.

July 21 will house the shop's V-Lounge Live and Local Musicfest (all ages, $5 suggested donation), and July 28 will be the final show, the Starbeat Music Showcase.

Catherine Paull July 19, 2012 at 10:36 AM
This is sad news. I do believe there is a market for these items (regardless of Spotify and other easy access to digital music). There are a lot of people who appreciate the older media - especially vinyl - and they do pay when they find something they want to add to their collection. NYC has shops that specialize in these things and they are surviving. It's a shame that Rockland County doesn't seem to have enough clientele to support this business/service because Nyack is a perfect location for this kind of shop, and this is just the kind of business that we need more of. Sad times.
Karen Tarapata July 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM
That store has been nothing but a headache for the various businesses who have leased it. I think a street level venture would have gone better.
Gregg Jarvis July 19, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Unfortunately this medium for music fhas fallen from the masses who are ony into things for the moment- has a lot to do with the lines of kids waiting for the Pour House who have never even held an album or a CD or cassette As a musician I applaud your noble efforts and wish you luck in your path
Jeff Sherer July 22, 2012 at 03:08 PM
Matt, So sad to hear that you are closing. I just have to come by Mon. I "DJ" at senior centers, JCC, Rockland Psychiatric, and libraries and have often purchased LPs I could not find anywhere else. Often I would suggest that you not sell a particular LP at such a low price. I have found "treasures": in your LP bins. I am upset to say the least. If you relocate, I'll be there. Jeff Sherer


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