Yep, it's another one of those photos I set aside. Not sure where I first spotted this (or who took it, alas), but herewith another shot of the ol' Record Factory on West 8th Street, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street.
Time was when Record Factory was only one of a string of music shops, that also included It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, Revolution Records, the original iteration of Venus Records and a place I don't really remember called -- I think -- Pantasia. There were also music-themed places like Butterfy's (wherein you'd procure your rock t-shirts) and Postermat, for all your poster and badge needs. Suffice to say, in 2017, all those ventures are gone.
I wrote about it originally back on this post, but Record Factory itself wasn't anything to write home about, but it was a safe bet for new releases and such. You wouldn't find anything too esoteric, indie or imported therein, but I liked that it was there -- and it was there for a long time. I don't remember when it closed, but the last business that held that space's occupancy was a nail spa/foot-rub joint. That closed a little while back and it's now vacant.
Here was the Record Factory when it was in full swing...