Attractions March 15, 2017
The Crazy One-Of-A-Kind Store You’ll Only Find In New York
If you’ve grown tired of visiting your average big-box stores that always have the same things to offer, then switch up your shopping experience. Hiding right underneath your nose in New York’s third largest city, there’s a one-of-a-kind store that will keep you happily occupied for hours on end.
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Right in the city of Rochester is a unique and entertaining store that's impossible not to love.
Filled with over 250,000 records, Record Archive has been a local gem since 1975.
The store has vinyls, CD's, cassettes and more for all types of music genres, selling both new and used items.
While you'll certainly be able to find new music releases here, it's their vintage vinyl collection that has long drawn in visitors.
But this isn't your average record store. The shop also features its own bar that's stocked with local beer and wine!
Inside Record Archive you can also find music stages that are used for live music and events that bring this unique store to life even further.
And no that wasn't your eyes playing tricks on you. One of the many unique pieces of decor, there is indeed a huge dinosaur skeleton inside of the store that you'll love spending time with.
The fun doesn't stop there! Record Archive also has a bit of quirky stockpile of some of your favorite old school games and toys.
Continue to shop around the store and you'll also discover that they have thousands of movies and even audio equipment.
Their various knickknacks continuously draw in curious customers, many of which are frequently looking to check out their inventory of vintage bicycles.
Did we also forget to mention that most of the whimsical furniture that you'll see decorating the store is also for sale? It just keeps getting better and better!
While it's always a good time to take a trip to this shop, our favorite time of year to visit is when they host their famous Record Store Day!
Providing a day of fun for all those who come out and participate, Record Archive hosts their Record Store Day that features fun events, amazing deals on records along with live music and other fun activities that will keep you busy! The event draws in visitors from all over, with lines full of anxious customers wrapping around the store eagerly waiting to get inside.
To find out more about this amazing store
click here or check out their Facebook to keep track of upcoming events and announcements! Hours:
Monday through Saturday from 10AM to 9PM and Sunday from 11AM to 6PM
How to get here:
33 1/3 Rockwood Street Rochester, NY 14610
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