Kemado/Mexican Summer opened Co-op 87 in October 2009 to to sell their own records and others from local labels like Captured Tracks, Rvng, Minimal Wave, and Group Tightener. The store has now expanded. In their words...
While the shop was a great experience, it was time to expand the opportunity to create a space that not only carried our labels and friends, but also to be a major source of used collector pieces, rarities, concert bootlegs at great prices.Yay for a record store opening instead of closing. Co-op 87, at 87 Guernsey in Brooklyn, NY, is open Monday-Saturday 11AM-7PM and Sunday 12PM-7PM.
We give you, the new, irreverent, mighty record head-filled haunt: CO-OP 87-redone and waiting to be dug into with lasting hang power.
With the help of- Mike Sniper, Keith Abrahamsson, and Mike Catalano (credits including running the local record labels Mexican Summer and Captured Tracks, as well as formerly operating shops like Academy Records in Brooklyn) the relaunch of CO-OP 87 has been a grand curation. Using taste and experience they've warped the space into a true record buying destination. Starting with donations from major album collectors and estate sales all over the country, Co-Op 87 is a sweet addition to an ever growing neighborhood, filled with an oasis of handpicked vinyl ranging from all genres and time.