Shoreditch record store Sister Ray Ace to close

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

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

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.

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“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.

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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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