New Record Store Opens in Downtown Bangor
In a day and age when it seems like fewer and fewer people are physically buying music, one might ask if opening a record store is worth it. But the Vinyl Canteen, which just opened over the weekend in Bangor, is throwing caution to the wind.
And with good reason. In this digital age, CDs aren't really selling so much. But vinyl albums have seen a huge resurgence in the last decade or so, to the point where record sales are setting up to outpace CD sales. And, they're not just selling music. As the name implies, they're getting ready to also serve light fare and coffee as well.
And, according to the BDN, they'll also have new and vintage audio equipment there too. So if you want to start collecting some sweet vinyl, but don't have anything to play it on, they can help you out with that, too. I know I miss my old Marantz Model 19 more than life itself.
The Vinyl Canteen is located at 22 Central Street. It is open seven days a week from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.