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Easy Street Records’ Queen Anne Store Closing

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Mudhoney performs at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records store in 2008 (Photo courtesy C. Coyle)

Mudhoney performs at the Queen Anne Easy Street Records store in 2008 (Photo courtesy C. Coyle)

(CBS Seattle) – Vinyl lovers in the Uptown neighborhood will be losing their “dealer” on January 21st as Easy Street Records announced its Lower Queen Anne shop will be closing its doors for good.

According to the Queen Anne View, a Chase Bank branch will be moving into the iconic building on the corner of Mercer Street and 1st Avenue North.

Owner Matt Vaughn says the landlord of the building was looking for another long-term lease after the store had fulfilled a ten-year deal. Vaughn thought a long-term deal in the current economic climate would be too much of a risk for his small business. On top of that, the amount the landlord was asking for the new rental agreement was significantly more than what the business had been paying, according to Vaughn.

However, East Street recently signed a new 15-year lease for its original store in West Seattle.

 

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