As many rejoiced in the news that Bauhaus is working out a deal for a new, temporary Capitol Hill home, one of the last of the Melrose and Pine refugees announced it, too, has a plan to remain on Capitol Hill.
Sunday, celebrate Wall of Sound Day by helping the music shop lighten its load for a move up Capitol Hill to 12th and Pike:
Please come down on Sunday August 4th and show some love to our favorite local record store and the wild n crazy guys who run it!
With their relocation still up in the air,we decided to create a day for music lovers to help them get rid of some stock so they have less to move and to just come down to say thanks to WOS for being there for us…
Bring your $$$ and bring your love!
Think of it as Record Store Day…for the store itself.
Btw, this is not endorsed or created by Wall Of Sound…just by some fans…
On its Facebook page, WoS announced the location of its new home:
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen,
We are exceedingly pleased to announce that we have secured our new home!!!
Starting in early September 2013 you can visit Wall of Sound at 1205 E. Pike St. #1C.
Smack dab on the Southeast corner of 12th and Pike!
When we know the exact opening date we will be sure to let you know.
We’d like to thank you for your patronage of our shop over the past 23 years and we look forward to fulfilling your musical desires for many more years to come.
In the meantime, it’s business as usual, come in and shop for some new music!
We hope to see you soon!
Hat tip to the Stranger’s Dave Segal for bringing the good news to our attention.
Wall of Sound joins an eclectic mix of merchants including Bauhaus, Edie’s Shoes, Mud Bay and Le Frock that have been displaced by the planned redevelopment of their block of E Pine.
The record shop moved to Capitol Hill from Belltown in… 2003 — and that makes CHS feel 10,000 years old.
Its new home on E Pike represents an equally eclectic landing pad for the shop with neighbors including Throwbacks NW, Bluebird, Samadhi Yoga and Phoenix Restoration. We’re not certain, exactly, which berth Suite C represents but web searches tell us that the offices for Foss Appraisal Services most recently called the space home. For those collecting musical trivia along with the vinyl, the space beneath 1205 E Pike was at one time planned to be the home for a new “ultra lounge” now known as Broadway’s Q.
Meanwhile, another displacement of small merchants is taking place only across the street from the new WoS home. CHS reported earlier on the clearance of shops and a restaurant from the northeast corner of 12th and Pike for a six-story development.