Friday, November 20, 2009

A New Record Shop Opens in Logan Square

Posted By on 11.20.09 at 03:50 PM

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Jim Zespy, who bought the Chicago office of Southern Records and launched Chicago Independent Distribution late last fall, has followed through on his desire to take advantage of the company’s zoning and storefront location to open a record shop. Logan Hardware (2410 W. Fullerton) made a soft launch today, offering a limited selection of new and used vinyl and CDs and used DVDs.

Zespy says the shop will stock everything distributed by CID’s three dozen or so labels—which include Dischord, Constellation, Sickroom, and Trouble in Mind—but it will also carry plenty of product from outside the distributor’s stable. In the coming weeks, as the store beefs up its inventory, it will add a selection of board games as well as basic home audio equipment—on consignment from, respectively, Cat & Mouse and Saturday Audio Exchange. Zespy lives in the building and he’ll be open for business through the weekend, from noon till 9 PM. Starting next week the shop will keep those same hours every Thursday through Sunday. Logan Hardware “officially” opens in January, and it shares CID’s phone number: 773-235-5030.

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