Rough Trade has announced the official opening date for its long-planned New York store as November 25.
The retailer's co-owner, Stephen Godfroy first announced the plans in April 2012 with plans for an autumn launch, but complications in the construction planning and building process left plans in limbo until now.
Located in a 15,000 square foot re-purposed film prop warehouse in the Williamsburg neighbourhood of Brooklyn, Rough Trade New York will link with its UK sister London stores, Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West.
The store will only sell new music in addition to serving as a “healthy-sized place to hang out” for music lovers.
A portion of the space has been sectioned off as a performance venue for free in-stores as well as after-hours ticketed concerts booked by The Bowery Presents.