by Steven Kline Contributor | Photos by Press

Rough Trade to open store in Bristol

The chain's fourth store is to replace Bristolís Rise shop

 

rough-trade-bristol-rise-store Photo: Press

Rough Trade are opening a fourth store in Bristol as part of its plans to expand.

The chain, which currently operates three record shops in London and Nottingham, will open its latest in a premises currently housing Rise, with which Rough Trade have previously entered a partnership.

The new store will keep up the tradition of Rough Trade shops having performance spaces alongside a café and bar.

A statement from Rise read: “Rise Bristol is closing the current chapter on its inspiring history, whilst making plans for the opening of an exciting new one… Rough Trade, the legendary independent music retailer, joined forces with Rise a few years ago and together will open an impressive new Rough Trade in Bristol – featuring a café, bar and incredible live music space.

"Rise Bristol will shut its doors at the end of the summer,” it continued, “stay tuned for news about Rough Trade Bristol…"

The news is further sign of the burgeoning vinyl revival, with sales hitting a 25-year high in 2016, topping three million thanks to bumper sales of albums by David Bowie, Adele and Coldplay.


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