People are incredibly excited about our impending move and re-branding! We’re very flattered to be receiving so much love and attention. Can’t wait to see what new opportunities the Vine Neighborhood will offer!
Many people have been asking questions about this whole process. We decided to compile some of the more common ones and answer as best we can. Enjoy!
1. When and where are you moving?
We’re shutting down June 29th and 30th. We will (hopefully) be open as Satellite Records on July 1st.
We will be at 808 S. Westnedge. Right next to Bagel Beanery, 4th Coast, Crow’s Nest, Martini’s, S Westnedge Market and more!
There will be a Grand Opening party on Sat, July 12.
2. Is it a bigger space?
The new building is about the same size as our current one. It’s shaped more like a rectangle though and will be easier to manipulate. Hoping to fit a few extra things in there…
3. Will you still be hosting shows?
Yes! In fact, we’re planning to build a stage with an improved PA. We’re planning to start hosting more shows than ever before!
4. Will you still be associated with the Grandville store?
No. We’ve actually been under different ownership for a few years now. Moving has provided a perfect opportunity to re-brand.
5. Will you still be stocking the same types of records?
Yes and no. We’re not planning to cut out any current aspect of our business. You will still find all the same genre sections. We are planning to improve on several things. As business increases, we will be stocking a great deal more New Vinyl. Especially Indie, Punk, Hip Hop, Metal and Psych.
We are also greatly expanding our selection of 45s & 12″ Singles!
We are also planning to expand our t-shirt selection and VHS display. There has also been talk of venturing into Books and Video Games. Stay tuned for more info on that!
6. Can I still use my Corner Record Shop Loyalty Card or Gift Certificate?
Yes! We’re only changing our name. All previous cards, certificates and receipts will be honored.
7. What hours will you be open?
We’re planning to expand from our current hours. Looking at 10-9 Mon-Sat & 11-6 Sun.
8. Why the name Satellite Records?
We’re changing the name to eliminate confusion between us and the Grandville store.
The name is inspired by the original Stax Records imprint and on site record store.
We’re planning to greatly increase our association with Already Dead Tapes (Sean is a co-owner of the label). All new releases from the label will be released simultaneously on the AD webstore and at Satellite Records. In effect we will become the “satellite” location for Already Dead Tapes.
9. Why the Vine Neighborhood?
We’ve always loved that part of Kalamazoo. Pretty much everyone working here currently lives there or has previously lived there.
We’re excited about being next to some of our favorite restaurants and shops.
In our opinion, the Vine has some of the best walking traffic in Kalamazoo. A record store in that neighborhood just makes too much sense!
10. Are you hiring?
Not right now. Feel free to keep checking in though! If our new location takes off like we think it will, then new positions will soon be available…
SEE Y’ALL SOON!