One of the world’s best-loved record stores is expanding.
Amsterdam’s Rush Hour store will celebrate moving to new premises with a three-day event in April.
As RA reports, the new store will be located at Spuistraat 116, a short distance from the original at Spuistraat 98. The increased size will allow Rush Hour to sell more records, both new and second-hand.
According to Rush Hour co-founder Antal, the move had been planned for some time, but finding suitable premises took a while. “We even checked for buildings in the outskirts. To find such a beautiful space in the same street is quite unreal to us,” he said.
The new store will open in April, with three days of music marking the occasion at Amsterdam’s OT301 venue from April 8 to 10. Guests will include Dego and the 2000Black live band on Friday, Mick Wills and Beau Wanzer on Saturday and a Soul In The Hole event on Sunday.
The Amsterdam store has become renowned for store-only exclusives alongside its record label. Last year Joy Orbison, Ben UFO and Pearson Sound recorded a limited cassette for the store to mark ADE.