Atlanta’s favorite record store has announced that it will be shutting its doors as early as November of this year. The company owes a significant amount of money to the IRS and the plan is to liquidate everything in the store. If you want to read more into the details of the story, click over to this Paste article.
In the Paste article, store owner Eric Levin states, “Maybe the community will rally. I hope that people want to be a part of a rescue attempt”. Do you know what that means to me? That means there is hope to keep these doors open! Although the odds are against us, we need to do something to save Criminal Records! For starters, you should:
1) “Like” the Save Criminal Records Facebook Page.
2) Go to Criminal Records asap and pick up an album or two. Yes I’m talking to you! Get your lazy ass up and pay for hard copies of the albums you’ve pirated.
Stay in the loop on upcoming events Save Criminal Records Facebook Page, and we’ll do our best to relay any pertinent information to you as well.
I’ve spent so many hours discovering new music in the old & new Criminal Records locations and I have amazing memories of in-store performances & appearances. It’d be a damn shame for this Atlanta institution to disappear. Additionally, thanks to Eric Levin for the opportunity to do design work for Criminal Records over the years. It’s been an honor.