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Raleigh’s Historic Pour House to Open Record Store Inside Venue

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One of Oak City’s most preserved music venues is making a big addition. The Pour House Music Hall in downtown Raleigh has gutted, remodeled and transformed the upstairs section of the venue into a new record store and bar that opens this October. The iconic watering hole will be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. every day, serving up delicious local brews with a wide variety of records for music lovers to peruse.

“We have been brainstorming the best way to utilize our upstairs space for the past seven years. We feel that a record shop and bar is a great way to further serve our customers and music community,” said Adam Lindstaedt, owner of The Pour House. “We have been running full-speed, buying records and getting our remodel plans together to make sure that we are a hub for all things music for at least the next 20 years.”

According to several reports, vinyl records are on track to outsell CDs for the first time in 33 years, marking a true comeback for what was previously considered a hipster hobby. In addition to operating as a store, the shop will host record signings with artists, in-store performances and late-night bar hours. The Pour House will also record certain performances, creating limited live show vinyl pressings for Record Store Day every year. Established in 1997, The Pour House is one of the longest-standing music venues in Raleigh and has heard artists both big and small from all ends of North Carolina and beyond.

“We feel that we will be able to better engage with our customers by having retail hours every day. 99% of the time when people come to The Pour House, it’s for a ticketed concert, and the majority of the time, it’s to see a band they are already familiar with,” said Adam. “Having the record shop open daily will get more new music in front of our existing and new customers.”

The record store officially opens on October 19 but be sure to follow The Pour House on social media to catch all the latest updates.

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