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London's Rough Trade record store has finally opened shop at 64 North 9th Street in Williamsburg. The humongous music store, previously a props warehouse, has a host of attractions including an art installation space (currently a recreation of Donald Glover's childhood bedroom), a booth dedicated to The Guardian with infographics comparing music tastes in London versus New York, and a cafe run by Greenpoint/'Burg border favorite Five Leaves.
Back in the realm of audibles, neighboring music shop Main Drag Music will sell mini synths and other equipment on the main floor, and The Bowery Presents will be running a 250-capacity music venue at the store. There will be live shows almost daily, as well as smaller in-store events including author readings and a build-your-own-synth workshop.
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