The Record King Being Torn Down As Part Of Redevelopment Plan, Owner SaysBy CBSNewYork Team

HACKENSACK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A longtime record store in New Jersey is closing its doors.

The Record King on Main Street in Hackensack has been a go-to spot for music lovers for 56 years.

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The store survived the pandemic but is being torn down as part of a redevelopment plan.

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Owner Craig Stepneski says it’s disappointing, as vinyl is making a major comeback.

“They have a warmer sound, and I think people are finding how cool it is … When you’ve got 100,000 records like I do, it’s like, you want to come in and you want to look, see what’s there, find that hidden treasure,” he said.

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The store was supposed to close Saturday, but the owner is hoping to stay open until at least the end of August.

CBSNewYork Team