Mainline Records takes over Disc-O-Rama space in the Village, open now
Manhattan has a new record store, Mainline Records, which opened a couple weeks ago in the Village in the old Disc-O-Rama space at 44 W. 8th St (between Macdougal and 6th Ave). The store is owned by Bob Perry, who bought Boston’s Cheapo Records last year, and they’re planning on a mix of secondhand records and new stuff too — they have CDs too. Regular record shoppers may recognize a few faces behind the counter, including Chris Vanderloo from Other Music who is helping get the store up and running just in its opening weeks. Mainline is not a new OM or a successor, though — it’s probably closest in vibe to the Academy branches in the East Village and Greenpoint. Disc-O-Rama, which closed back in May, had become part record store, part bodega over its last few years and while Mainline has stripped out the glass counters, refrigerators and Lotto machine, it still feels like walking into a store that’s been around for ages. It’s good to have another record store in Manhattan and while it’s still in “soft opening” stages we look forward to seeing what it becomes.
Mainline Records is open noon – 8 PM daily. You can check out a little video tour of the store below.