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A photo tour of the Numero Group's new brick-and-mortar shop

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click to enlarge Look at all these dang records! - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • Look at all these dang records!

Chicago archival label the Numero Group opened its Little Village brick-and-mortar store, the Numero Factory Outlet, on Friday, July 8. As label cofounder Rob Sevier told Gossip Wolf last week, the store is open only on Fridays, and it carries only Numero releases. As longtime Numero admirers know, its catalog is large enough to make for a healthy inventory—the shop's rows of LPs, seven-inches, and CDs fill out its angled pathways nicely. The store sits right next to the label's cavernous warehouse space—copies of the same records on display in the shop are stored in boxes within view.

When I popped in Friday shortly after noon, a crew of employees were taking turns spinning records on the shop's turntables. And while the store has everything you can buy from Numero online, I noticed at least a couple items available only on its shelves—including a cassette compilation of Chicago rap pioneers Stony Island that Numero manufactured for its Record Store Day pop-up this spring. Reader photographer Sunshine Tucker visited too—take a gander at her photos below.

click to enlarge You might recognize the TV from The Chicago Party. - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • You might recognize the TV from The Chicago Party.

click to enlarge A view of Numero's cavernous warehouse space, just beyond the store shelves - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • A view of Numero's cavernous warehouse space, just beyond the store shelves

click to enlarge These DJs don't take requests. - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • These DJs don't take requests.

click to enlarge The shop's shiny new turntables in action - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • The shop's shiny new turntables in action

click to enlarge Numero staff on duty—that's cofounder Ken Shipley second from left. - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • Numero staff on duty—that's cofounder Ken Shipley second from left.

click to enlarge Open for business. - SUNSHINE TUCKER
  • Sunshine Tucker
  • Open for business.

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