Jack White opens Third Man Records store in Detroit

The label's second store will soon have a vinyl pressing plant behind it

Jack White has opened a second store for his ‘Third Man Records’ label in Detroit.

Seven years after opening the first store in Nashville, White held an invitation-only preview night on the evening of Thanksgiving (November 26), before opening the Detroit store to the public on Black Friday (November 27).

The store is larger than its Nashville cousin, and features a host of special editions from the vinyl-loving label, and its sister imprints Sun and Paramount Records.


Billboard.com reports that White gave a toast at the opening of the store, saying:

“It’s such a wonderful thing for Third Man Records to be here in the Cass Corridor, where so many of us made our bones and so many people from Detroit and our community did so many artistic things. Everything about this neighborhood to me seems like the perfect place for the renaissance, the rebirth, the growth from the ashes that Detroit’s gonna rise from.”

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The store has also been streaming the opening on Periscope, posting links on Twitter, and reporting special edition sell outs early on the first day.

The store plans to host regular live performances, much like the Nashville store, and will also eventually add a vinyl pressing plant in order to press the label’s records, as well as those of local bands.

There’s no confirmed date for the opening of the pressing plant, which was announced earlier this week.

Label co-founder Ben Blackwell said at the time of the vinyl plant announcement: “Part of the concern in this world is that vinyl can very easily turn into an exclusionary thing… But this is going to make it easier for a little punk band to make 300 copies of a 7 inch”