“At the beginning we were just trying to find our place in the neighborhood.”
For ShangHeights residents, sadly, 6 months was all that the little record shop that could could remain open.
“We definitely had an amazing reaction from people from the neighborhood, but unfortunately it didn’t transition into regular sales,” said Kathryn.
“We sort of thought that the neighborhood needed a place for music freaks to hang out, but for a lot of people, they’d rather just do their thing on the net.” said Jakob, adding, “That’s totally cool for them; it just sucks for our sales.”
While residents will miss evenings when Jakob would flip the ‘Open’ sign to ‘Closed’ and people would gather to drink MGD 18 ounce cans (suggested “donations” $2) and listen to Kathryn’s collection rare 45’s, the sonic couple will continue their online business and even hope to open up their home to the small but dedicated group they met through the store.
“We’re going to try to have like a music salon in our apartment on 58th street and share music. Believe us, this is not the last you’ve heard of LCTT Records!”
We at ShangHeights have no doubt.