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Vinyl enthusiasts prepare for Record Store Day

Illustration courtesy of recordstoreday.com

By Marina Csomor
Ingham County Chronicle staff writer

EAST LANSING — In 35 years of business, Flat, Black & Circular owner Dave Bernath has never made more sales than he did on Record Store Day last year.

“It’s a big day,” Bernath said.

On April 21, more than 700 independently owned record stores throughout the country, including Flat, Black & Circular, 541 East Grand River Ave., will celebrate Record Store Day 2012. And after the success of last year’s celebration, Bernath’s excitement for the event is building.

“We’re planning on (doing) even better this year,” Bernath said.

Record Store Day entices both new and old customers to visit small, independent record shops, said Heather Frarey, owner of The Record Lounge, 111 Division St.

“It brings notice to all the indie record shops,” Frarey said. “It brings notice to vinyl.”

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