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Why You'll Want to Pop into Seattle Airport's Newest Shop

May 2, 2014 at 8:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

It’s not everyday that a new record store opens up, and that’s especially the case over at the airport. Things are a little bit different over in Seattle—in a good way, of course—and the city’s airport just cut the ribbon on an outpost of the area’s famous Sub Pop Records right at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

The independent label is bringing the sounds of Seattle right into the terminal and concourse, as the spot is now doing its thing within main terminal near the start of Concourse C. It debuted Thursday morning complete with a concert from singer songwriter Chad VanGaalen—signed to the Sun Pop Records label.

If all goes according to plan the place should be around for at least 18 months, as that’s what they signed up for in their lease. It’s all part of an effort by airport officials to show off the city to those traveling to and through the area’s airport.

There’s been a couple of Sub Pop Records locations over the year, and there was even a quick popup location setup to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary; however, this airport shop is the first permanent location of its kind in years.

The place will be each and every day of the year between 6am and 10pm, and will feature shirts, souvenirs, and of course—good old fashioned vinyl records. The only bummer is that you’re really not going to be able to listen to that new record on your flight.

[Photo: Sub Pop Records]

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