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Shoreditch record store Sister Ray Ace to close

PUBLISHED: 14:03 25 January 2019

Sister Ray in Shoreditch High Street is closing down. Picture: Google

Sister Ray in Shoreditch High Street is closing down. Picture: Google

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The Shoreditch outpost of the famous record shop Sister Ray Records is set to close four years after it opened as a pop-up in the Ace Hotel.

Sister Ray Ace in Shoreditch High Street will close its doors for the last time a week on Saturday.

Owner Phil Barton said it was “time to do something else” but allayed any fears about the iconic Soho branch.

He wrote on Twitter: “Sad news but it’s not bad going for what was a pop up. Four years serving vinyl to Shoreditch and the east.

“Time to do something else.

“Grateful for the kind words and we are still going strong at the mothership in Soho.”

Phil launched Sister Ray as a stall on Camden Market in 1984. Named after a Velvet Underground song, it moved to Berwick Street, the “Golden Mile” for record stores, in 1989.

The Shoreditch store now has a sale on with 20 per cent off all stock.

It is open every day from midday to 6pm until it closes down.

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