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Dave’s Records Closing After More Than 20 Years In Lincoln Park

The vinyl-only record store opened on Clark Street in 2002. The building that houses the store is slated to be demolished, the owner told the Reader.

Dave's Records is offering deals on its various vinyls until it closes.
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LINCOLN PARK — Vinyl-only record store Dave’s Records is closing.

The store’s last day will be in December, but an exact date is still being worked out, according to the Reader’s J.R. Nelson and Leor Galil. Owner David Crain did not immediately return a request for comment but the store launched a massive closing sale Nov. 8, according to a Facebook post.

“No more sad faces … you’re gonna make Dave cry,” the owner wrote on Facebook in response to the closing sale. “Only happy thoughts as we wind things down.”

Crain opened the store, 2604 N. Clark St., in a former 2nd Hand Tunes location in 2002, according to the Reader. The building was sold about a year and a half ago, and its owners have told Crain they plan to knock down and replace the building.

Crain told the Reader he was weighing three options: selling the business, moving the record store or “go out in a blaze of glory and get the records in the hands of all our fans.”

Crain opted for the third plan, according to the Reader.

Dave’s Records is offering 50 percent of all used LPs and all 45’s according to Facebook. All new LPs are buy one, get one 50 percent off.

Hours for the store will remain 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and 12-7 p.m. Sunday, at least through the end of the month, according to a Facebook post. The hours could change in December.

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