With a turkey and all the fixing's hangover MCB strolled down to Detroit on Black Friday (Nov. 27, 2015) for the Grand Opening festivities at the Third Man Records Cass Corridor store.
Jack white has come fill circle and has brought Third Man Records back home.
The opening has received much well deserved media attention and we here at MCB would like to keep it simple (and hopefully entertaining) by sharing some of our personal captured moments from the event.
A steady stream of customers kept the store at maximum capacity throughout the day.
We had only a 30 minute wait to get in.
The store was bustling once inside with long lines eager to pick up special record store day releases, T-Shirts, Pins, and keepsakes in the Third Store Records catalog.
The staff would walk around the store with tablets ready to ring up orders to help relieve
the time of waiting in line.
We enjoyed the class of the Third Man Records uniforms that the staff donned.
You can have a seat and charge your phone at this USB charger port
located at the front of the store.
Grab yourself a record off the shelf and give it a listen inside the on-site listening booth.
Or listen digitally as they offer a sample of songs
from every Third Man records release inside the booth.
You can step inside the automatic recording booth and record your own 6" record.
The store is well designed and is a treat for the eyes.
No details were overlooked in the design of the store and
even the bathrooms have with the yellow and black color scheme of the label
and has already won the MCB best local public bathroom award for 2015.
The Third Man vinyl pressing plant isn't slated for operation till the Spring of 2016,
but the location of it's future placement in the back of the store was open for viewing.
We caught a rare local set by the Gories who closed out the grand opening live performance
schedule inside the store. It sounded great and we've been told to expect more live performances
to be taking place at the store in the future.
We even had the pleasure of chatting with Jack White for a bit
as the grand opening day came to an end.
No special MCB media privilege needed. Just a nice enough guy to make himself available.
So that's all we are going to show you here on Motorcityblog.
You need to make the journey to Third Man Records and see the store for yourself.
While your there you can check out the Third Man Books Nook, see the Third Man Records house band The Syncopators play a song from their jukebox, get yourself a Mold-a-rama sculpture, take a photo in the Impossible Photo Booth- the first booth of its kind to shoot using their Impossible Duochrome Black & Yellow film made specifically for Third Man Records, and ride Mini Topsy- a motorized elephant scooter around the store, and much more.
Third Man Records is located at:
441 W Canfield St, Detroit, MI 48201 (in the Cass Corridor)
Store hours are:
Mon-Fri: 10:00 A.M.- 7:00 P.M.
Sat.: 10:00 A.M.- 6:00 P.M.
Sun.: 11:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.