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Bric-A-Brac T-Shirt Fundraiser Will Support Avondale Record Shop’s Rebuild After Burst Pipe

Bric-a-Brac's owners have teamed up with local artist Ryan Duggan on a T-shirt fundraiser. Shirts cost $25 and are now available for pre-order.

The shirt was designed by local artist Ryan Duggan.
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AVONDALE — Neighbors looking to help Bric-a-Brac recover from a burst pipe flood that destroyed thousands of the Avondale shop’s records can do so by buying a special-edition T-shirt or two.

Bric-a-Brac’s owners have teamed up with local artist Ryan Duggan on a T-shirt fundraiser. Duggan’s “wet from above” shirts each cost $25 and are now available for pre-order.

T-shirt sales will go toward rebuilding Bric-a-Brac, which suffered damage and lost cherished inventory when a frozen pipe burst in the ceiling of the record shop on Christmas.

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At least 3,000 records were destroyed in the flood, along with other inventory such as books and VHS tapes, said co-owner Nick Mayor, who runs the record and collectibles shop with his wife, Jen Lemasters.

Mayor said they’re especially heartbroken over the loss of the shop’s entire soundtrack collection, which includes boutique horror releases.

“That’s something that’s a big passion of ours, and we really pride ourselves on having that kind of collection. To lose it all in one fell swoop is harder than the quantity of records lost,” he said earlier this week.

Bric-a-Brac moved to Milwaukee Avenue earlier this year after eight years on Diversey Avenue.

The shop will be closed for weeks, possibly for the month of January, while crews make repairs, Mayor said.

Mayor said they also need neighbors to step up and sell them their old records to replenish the shop’s inventory.

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