It's always refreshing to hear of new brick and mortar record stores in this age of digital music, and Chicago is about to welcome its newest - saki - in West Logan Square on May 29. According to the press release announcing the opening, saki will be the neighborhood's first record store, and "will also be a performance spot for local music groups, art gallery, and a gathering place for people interested in Chicago’s independent music scene."
The store will carry vinyl, CDs, books, magazines, toys and turntables, in addition to featuring a stage for in-store band performances, and art and photography from both local and national artists.
“We’ve had so much inspiration from our musicians and artists,” said Allison Wasilewski, general manager of Carrot Top Distribution (the independent Chicago record company behind the store), in the release. “Even our logo was designed by musician Archer Prewitt of the bands The Coctails and The Sea & Cake.”
The grand opening will take place May 29 to June 6. Here are the essentials:
3716 W. Fullerton Avenue
Hours: Sun-Mon, 12-7pm Tue-Sat 12- 8pm
For more information visit sakistore.net or call 773-486-3997