Written by Terry Mathhew for 5chicago.com, September 2nd, 2014
They’re counting down the days until the opening of a new 15,000 square foot record shop in Dallas, and there’s a familiar face in the mix behind it.
American label owners should polish up on your hand-to-hand distribution skills, as they’ll be taking new releases as well as used stock:
They will specialize in used vinyl but, also carry “several thousands pieces in the new-release section,” says Sardello, as well as books and magazines. There will be CDs and DVDs among the 45s (“a lot of soul 45s”) and 78s. And, of course, record players, new ones and vintage ones.
Amoeba, with three destination outposts in California, is the role model “because they carry everything,” says Sardello. “The whole idea of building a cultural center around music is what we’re shooting for.” They want people to hang out in the art gallery and linger in the lounge or loiter at the listening stations. They promise in-stores and record-release parties.
There’s a great deal of interesting detail about the local record scene in Dallas in the full story.