>> From the moment you approach the door of Lakeshore Record Exchange, it becomes apparent the sort of store you’re stepping into. Its bright blue and maroon exterior is fun. The bold, popping script of its sign draws you in closer. Inside the music is relaxed. The employees standing at the counter are excited to help. Marta, Lakeshore’s manager, made it more than apparent during Floated’s interview with her. The store has a passion for records, vinyls and CDs as well as those that collect them. This has been the case since Andrew Chinnici became owner in 1988. Their love for the medium has helped them to flow with changing times. Where other stores have found streaming and online services to be a detriment, Lakeshore embraced and adapted. They have a streaming radio station that runs 24/7. Orders can be placed from all over the world thanks to listings across an array of platforms. For those that are interested in getting into the hobby or simply seeking to expand their collection, Lakeshore and its employees are more than capable to get you rolling. Check out these upcoming albums that will be on the shelves at the store. <<
Lakeshore Record Exchange can be found along Park Avenue between Oxford and Rutgers street.