Friday, March 22, 2013

It's official!

Hello everyone!  Thank you so much for being supportive of us as we have navigated all the challenges involved in coming back to the music world after an unscheduled interruption in service.  April 15 is our target opening date, although it may be a day or two later due to logistical issues.  Our space is currently being stripped to the bone, and we have been told we may be able to enter by April 7th, and maybe even sooner!  Record Store Day is fast approaching, and we want to make sure the West Chester/Chester County area community know we ARE participating, and have ordered as much product as we used to for the past couple Record Store Day's when we were working for somebody else.

On a more personal note, I plan on using this forum to discuss music.  I hope it will be a nice little spot where I can air some thoughts on music that I am currently obsessed with, and maybe you'll want to join in or comment a little.  Let me start by mentioning that I find it so exciting that David Bowie has returned from a ten year silence with The Next Day, another fabulous record produced by longtime collaborator Tony Visconti.  It follows on the heels of Heathen and Reality, two other Visconti produced records that came out post 9/11, but following a heart attack, Bowie went silent.  2013 couldn't have received a better gift than his return, and in these short, sharp gems, Bowie still has a lot to say.  Beyond the crazy cover art, this record rocks, and we will be honored to be selling it when we open.  Do not ever sell the man short.
His Next Day falls with our Next Day.

So, a sign has been designed and ordered, computers are ordered, fixtures are built, ordered, or being stored, product is being ordered, and plans are being laid.  We are so excited about the future and cannot wait for you to be a part of it!

Remember the name and address:

Music +
323 East Gay Street Unit B-2C
West Chester, PA 19380

We will be in the Cambridge Square Shopping Center between America's Pie Pizza and Arianna's Café, facing Rita's Water Ice.  We will be dealing in new and used vinyl and CDs, as well as new DVDs and videos, and will be paying credit or a little less cash for other words, WE WANT YOUR USED!

See you very very soon!



  1. Jason,

    Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks. Hope all goes well between now and then. My music wishlist is getting long!


    1. Hey Bill! Thanks so much for your words of support and encouragement. It has been a long haul of planning and anticipation this winter, but we are so excited about opening now that the time is getting close! We were in the space this morning and most of the flooring was done--just a little bathroom work left. Then some painting, and it should be about ready for us to occupy. We want to thank all our customers for being so patient through this difficult process. Real music lives on!

  2. YAY! Congrats, you two. I'm so happy for you both. Hey, will you still have DVDs?

  3. Hi Joanne! We are going to carry DVDs--maybe not as many as we had previously--but we will still carry many classic titles that sell for under $20. We found that the new release market tended to be very expensive and were not selling very well at such extreme prices. Average movie customers seemed to have difficulty understanding why an indie shop could not sell videos for the same price you would find at a WalMart or Target. However, pricing on a lot of perennial classics has dropped to the point that we now can offer them for reasonable prices. We will also have relationships with the same vendors we always have, so special ordering any quirky or off-the-beaten-path title will be very easy. Thanks for your question, and pay us a visit after we open!

  4. I think the new Flaming Lips and Depeche Mode albums will be my first purchase on opening day. I'm currently listening to How to Destroy Angels' first full length, "Oddfellows" by Tomahawk, and "Son of Rogues Gallery" and enjoying them all immensely.

    1. Oh yeah, and the new Meat Puppets... I'll have to make a list.