The record label currently has two stores in London and one in New York
Rough Trade are to open a record shop in Nottingham, with more stores to follow.
The record label already has shops in Shoreditch and Ladbroke Grove in London – Rough Trade East and Rough Trade West – as well as in Brooklyn, New York, but they will be branching out to Nottingham’s Creative Quarter this autumn, setting up what they say will be “our finest store, yet.”
The label tweeted news of the shop opening earlier today, and added that it would be “the first of many…”. They wrote:
We’re finally opening a new store in the UK, the first of many…
— Rough Trade (@RoughTrade) July 2, 2014
The first Rough Trade shop opened in Ladbroke Grove in 1976 and two years later gave rise to Rough Trade Records. The label has signed acts such as The Smiths, The Libertines and Palma Violets. Rough Trade previously had stores in Covent Garden, London as well as Paris, Tokyo and San Francisco.
The Shoreditch branch opened in 2007. It boasts a coffee shop and also regularly hosts in-store gigs. The Brooklyn branch opened last year in Williamsburg, and is the biggest music store in New York City. “We’re going to give it our best to make the city proud,” said Rough Trade of the new Nottingham shop.