Mount Analog, a Highland Park record store and “multifaceted goods merchant,” is planning to open in the next few weeks in a Figueroa Street storefront, joining several other Eastside shops that are riding the renewed popularity of vinyl records. In addition to new and used vinyl records, Mount Analog, which is affiliated with British music label Finders Keepers Records, plans to sell apparel, books and other merchandise in addition to hosting art shows, book readings and musical performances. “It is for anyone and everyone desiring cutting edge brands, art, music, literature, and film within a comfortable, community-oriented and aesthetically-unique retail space,” said co-owner Mahssa Taghini in a statement.
With one vinyl record store, Wombleton, already open in Highland Park, and others located nearby in Eagle Rock, Atwater, Echo Park and Silver Lake, is there is enough demand to keep another vinyl outlet in business? Stay tuned. Mount Analog, located on Figueroa near Avenue 59, plans to open its doors later this month – a “soft opening” – before holding a grand opening on July 14.