Vinyl Exchange architectural plans, 2000
Vinyl Exchange opened in Manchester in 1988 and is now the largest buyer and seller of secondhand/rare records in the north west of England.
The refurbishment of Vinyl Exchange in 2000 came at time when Manchester’s Northern Quarter was in its early ascendancy, evolving from a low-rent area favoured by skint creatives to the thriving bar-lined tourist trap it is today. I worked at the shop from 1998-2005. (A pretty long sentence.)The refurb was stressful and dusty, but it gave us a bit more room to move around behind the counter upstairs. I sort of missed the old ramshackle vibe, though.
I like this diagram - the 'existing external elevation' with Fat City next door - now sadly departed.
Design © Raw Fish Design Consultants Ltd
Featured in the following MDMArchive online exhibitions:Record Shops of Greater Manchester
Artefact added : 11th February 2014