ECHO PARK — Blue Bag Records shut its doors last month, but the Sunset Boulevard storefront will soon be filled with another record shop: Cosmic Vinyl. In addition to records, Cosmic Vinyl will also sell 8-tracks and vintage audio equipment and also host live Americana music, said Oren Pius, who is opening the shop with cousin Eitan Kalma.
One of the shop’s unique features will be a living room area where customers will be able preview music on two listening stations. The “goal of the shop is really being part of the Echo Park community and having a hang out [for] the people that love to listen to music,” said Pius.
The cousins are opening the store after spending the past few years buying and selling vinyl at flea markets. They are familiar with Echo Park since Pius’ wife, musician Jaime Wyatt, plays at the Grand Old Echo, the Americana music showcase at The Echo nightclub. Wyatt will be bringing Americana music nights to Cosmic Vinyl, Pius said.
“We’ve always wanted to be in the Echo Park area,” Pius said. “While we have been doing the build out, we’ve had an abundance of people come in the shop and welcoming us to the area.”
Cosmic Vinyl, located 2149 Sunset Blvd, will hold a grand opening party is planned for May 7.
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