Its no secret, the last Schoolkids left, the only one, the rarest of the surviving independent record stores is moving. Thankfully, its just half a mile down the street from its current location. And while this means I have to walk an extra 5 minutes (making it a total of 5.5 minutes for me now), at least its not moving away forever or to some distant land (say, like Chapel Hill or Durham). The “Great Schoolkids Move” of 2009 will take place January 25th, and reopen January 26th.
AND, not only are they moving, but they are marking this occasion with some really kickass shows. The Annuals will be coming in on February 2nd (show starts at 6pm), and the Dexter Romweber Duo is performing on February 10th (also at 6pm). The best thing, both these shows are FREE.
There are some good things about this move. In addition to two free shows, I could possibly stand to burn some New Year Resolution calories hiking the extra distance, and I could stop at a number of the resturaunts along Hillsborough on the way home (or all of them) without feeling guilty. I never understood the idea of positioning such a fantastic store between a NCSU staff parking lot, Fed-Ex Kinkos, and Gumby’s Pizza to begin with (bad luck I guess). Its new address at 2114 Hillsborough St will get a bit more foot traffic in between Buddha’s Belly and Sadlack’s, and hopefully the rent is cheaper.