Monday, June 23, 2008

The Music Exchange To Open Doors After Two Years for Massive Blowout Sale

Posted By on Mon, Jun 23, 2008 at 12:01 PM

Gregg Pfister of Sunflower Auction called The Pitch this morning with the news that his auction house is working with former Music Exchange employee Steve Franz and the widow of the store's late owner Ron Rooks, Nancy Rooks, to sell off the hundreds of thousands of records plus all the posters, flyers and memorabilia -- Ron called the stuff "Americana" -- contained in the West Bottoms building to which Ron moved his Westport institution in May of 2006, five months before he died.

"It's pretty much like he left it," reports Pfister, describing the two-story complex at 1413 West 13th Terrace in the Bottoms as holding about a quarter of a million LPs, a hundred thousand 78s, and twenty to thirty thousand 45s -- a half million records, overall, Pfister thinks.

With the exception of a handful of special LPs that will be reserved for an auction on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. that will serve to sell the non-vinyl items (i.e., the Americana), the vast majority of records will be on sale for $1 each -- including many that are worth more than that -- on the following days: Wednesday, July 16 - Saturday, July 19 and Wednesday, July 23 - Saturday, July 26 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily).

Go to the Sunflower site for all the details.

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