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Rough Trade Sets Up Shop at Rockefeller Center

Following seven successful years in Williamsburg with an inaugural location on North 9th Street, Rough Trade NYC has moved across the East River. The iconic independent music label, founded in London in 1976, has set up shop at 30 Rockefeller Plaza within Rockefeller Center.

“It is especially fitting to welcome Rough Trade to their new home at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, which originally was known as the RCA Building, where phonographs and records played such an important role in the building’s history and are ingrained in its DNA,” said EB Kelly, Tishman Speyer managing director overseeing Rockefeller Center.  

The new location is similar to other Rough Trade stores with its focus on new and limited edition vinyl. Rockefeller Center and Rough Trade together will curate live public events with a quarterly series that will take place at the Rainbow Room, in addition to outdoor events at Rockefeller Plaza.


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