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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

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Record Shops of Greater Manchester
Artefact added : 11th February 2014
by Abigail
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