In rotation: 7/21/17

Long time book and record store closing it’s doors in Santa Cruz: After a 48 year run, it is time for John Livingston to say goodbye to Logos Books and Records Store, a staple of downtown Santa Cruz. Livingston founded Logos Books and Records at the age of 22 on Pacific Avenue and over the years, he’s seen his fair share of ups and downs. But recently it’s just been too tough to make ends meet. “This economic environment is difficult to sell a business like this,” added Livingston. A business that buys and sells used books and records, ultimately becoming a hub for downtown Santa Cruz. But currently, Livingston added he’s seen how streaming books and music online has completely changed the industry.

Longtime Rochester alternative music shop closing after 29 years: Alternative music fans are browsing the collection at Lakeshore Record Exchange on Park Avenue for the last time. The longtime Rochester alternative music store is closing next month after decades in business. Owner Andrew Chinnici says the European and American records and CDs he sells aren’t that hard to find anymore because most people buy their music online. “In a way, you could say that it’s good because more people listen to more music now than they ever have before.” he said. “It’s just the way in which they get it is different. And that’s the thing that sort of means that a place like this doesn’t really have a reason for being.”

Restaurant owner to open record store downtown in historic building: The owner of a popular Cincinnati restaurant is going into the music business, the Enquirer reports. Elias Leisring, owner of Eli’s BBQ, is preparing to open Herzog Music, a record store and music shop in the famed historic building where Hank Williams and other pioneering country, R&B and blues musicians recorded some of their earliest music. An opening event for the store at 811 Race St., across the street from the Phoenix reception venue, is planned July 22-23 “We’re going to have live music, bands and just a full weekend of celebrating Cincinnati’s music history,” said Andrew Aragon, who will be the store manager.

Soaring vinyl sales help put Golden Discs back in black: Record store chain Golden Discs is back in the black after the group posted a profit of €172,878 for financial year-end 2016, according to a statement from the group. Turnover for period-end December 2016 was €17.9m, driven in part by new store openings and a significant growth in sales of vinyl records. Store openings included one in Dundrum Town Centre and a pop-up store on Dublin’s Henry Street for the busy Christmas trading period. Sales of vinyl were up more than 100pc on the previous year, it said. “Vinyl sales are at a 25-year high and are continuing to grow,” said Golden Disc Group CEO Stephen Fitzgerald. “Its renaissance proves the desire to own music in the physical format remains strong,” he added.

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