In rotation: 11/29/18

Bensonhurst, NY | Bensonhurst record store still selling Italian goods over 50 years later: A Bensonhurst record store is going strong after over 50 years of keeping Brooklyn residents in touch with their Italian heritage. SAS Italian Records opened in 1967 and houses more than 3,000 CDs and other items. Owner Silvana Conte says the store was the first Italian importer of some items they sell like sportswear, magazines and Italian DVDs. Residents used to flock to the store to see Italian celebrities. “Little Tony was like the Italian Elvis. So they announced on the radio that he was coming and everybody and their grandmother was here,” says Conte. “The store was packed, people didn’t want to lose their spots so they peed on the floor … all the singers used to come from Italy and they would sign autographs and it was really great.”

Bexhill, UK | Much-loved Bexhill record store will re-open in new location: A well-loved record shop which closed down earlier this year is set to re-open inside the De La Warr Pavilion. Music’s Not Dead held a wake event on Sunday (September 16) where scores of musicians came to play live music and show their support, before it closed the doors of its Devonshire Road home for the final time. However, the popular independent retailer will get a new lease of life inside the De La Warr, from next month. Music’s Not Dead (MND) will re-open as a ‘pop-up’ on Friday, December 7, in the Café Bar on the first floor. Maybe It’s Time To Talk About Retirement Planning Have you given any thought to where your retirement income will be coming from? Sponsored by Prudential It will be open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm, and on gig nights selling a wide range of vinyl/labels covering all music tastes.

Nashville, TN | Record store building on east side faces demo: …The address of the Fond Object property is 1313 McGavock Pike, with the quirky record store having served as a community space of sorts since it opened in 2013. Metro Councilmember Anthony Davis, in whose District 7 the property sits, posted the following on the Inglewood-Nashville Facebook page: “I only can pass along what the owners told me. They would likely soon tear down the McGavock building, design and at some point build a new three-story building on McGavock, with either retail ground floor and apartments above, or all apartments.” That three-story building, if it materializes, would replace the one-story structure housing Fond Object and the homes to the north.

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