Lower East Side reggae/dancehall/ska record store Deadly Dragon Sound will close this weekend, their last day in business being Saturday's Record Store Day festivities. The store opened in 2005 and their landlord has decided not to renew their lease. From their Facebook:
For the past eleven years, we have been proud to have been part of our Chinatown / Forsyth street neighborhood -- we have seen kids grow into adults, we have made lasting friendships with our neighbors and we felt a true part of a vital and inspiring place. We have met so many artists, sound systems, selectors and collectors over the years and cherish the support of the reggae community in New York and throughout the world. The 102 Forsyth space has given us so many wonderful memories and helped to develop so many tight and lasting friendships. We hope the spirit of 102 Forsyth will continue with us when we open a new space in the future.
Once again we want to thank all the customers who have shopped with us over the past eleven years -- you have given us so much: support, kindness, knowledge, laughter, beers aplenty and a genuine feeling of being part of a rich and loving community.
Nuff Respect and our sincere thanks,
Deadly Dragon Sound
Good luck on finding a new location!