Acme Records Hit by Roof Leak before Record Store Day

Image via Instagram / Acme Records

Bay View’s Acme Records is facing a last-minute challenge before the much-awaited Record Store Day on April 22. The beloved record shop, located on Kinnickinnic Avenue, announced on Instagram that it has been hit by a roof leak, with at least 15 leaks identified around the building. The store posted an image of stacks of records covered by tarps, a sad sight for vinyl enthusiasts.

Owner Ken Chrisien expressed his frustration, stating that this has been happening on a yearly or bi-annual basis, yet his landlord has failed to address the issue. Chrisien also noted that the roof leaks are the landlord’s responsibility as stated in his commercial lease. The store owner, however, remains optimistic and said that despite the setback, the store will still be open for Record Store Day this Saturday.

Acme Records has been a fixture in the Bay View neighborhood for years, serving as a hub for local music lovers and record collectors alike. Record Store Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide and is particularly significant for independent record stores like Acme Records. The event aims to promote and celebrate the culture of vinyl records and the unique experience of shopping in a brick-and-mortar record store.

Despite the challenges, Acme Records remains committed to providing music lovers with the best possible experience on Record Store Day. The store has promised to do everything in its power to ensure that the leak does not disrupt the festivities. Vinyl enthusiasts can still expect to find exclusive releases, limited edition albums, and rare finds at Acme Records this Saturday.

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