Thursday, July 3, 2008
Last Vestige - Albany, NY
They have since repainted!
Last Vestige, the première vinyl specialist in New York's Capital Region, needs to move their Albany store. I make an effort to go there at least once every time I'm in the area to see relatives or a show (I just got back, so this is the first post of the month). However, it is in a bad part of town, so it's time to move house. It's also kinda small. I haven't told them because I'm worried about the response (which is why I'm not good at asking for anything). That's why I'm putting it here.
They can go up US 20 West to the tony Stuyvesant Plaza outside city limits in Guilderland (and it's just a mile from the Thruway and malls) and move into the former Coconut's. They can also try Glenmont Plaza or the old CVS in Delmar (all are on CDTA lines). With the economy right now, they're lucky to still even be open. eBay and downloading have put stores like it out of business (see earlier post).
I've ordered from Last Vestige for almost four years. I first found them in the phone book. There are US and import LPs and 45s. Some CDs (I found treasures there as well), and a few tapes. There is also local music and accessories. When I couldn't get a ride or the bus, I'd send away, but it's more fun to go in and get your pick of the litter.
There's also a location in Saratoga Springs. I haven't been that way in years, so it's unlikely I'll get to that one anytime soon.
Can someone please ask them to consider relocating their Albany store? You don't even have to mention this blog. Just say a little bird told you. A store near me is moving, but they're in a remotely better part of town. Keep supporting indie record stores! Vinyl lives!