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Rough Trade announces plans to re-open all UK record shops


Rough Trade Records are preparing to reopen all of their UK-based shops this month following the government’s plans to exit the current coronavirus lockdown.

With plans for life to return to a more familiar state of normality, as of April 12 and in line with the social distancing regulations, Rough Trade will open London shops in Brick Lane and Notting Hill as well as Rough Trade Nottingham and Rough Trade Bristol.

“Our shop floor teams are excited to be back and open in full force, with hundreds of new releases and recent highlights across music and books to shout about,” Rough Trade wrote in a statement issued to social media. “Expect a new layout to our LP and CD catalogue and plenty of fresh Rough Trade Vintage stock for the crate diggers.”

Adding: “A HUGE thank you once again for your incredible support and patience since the beginning of the year (and over the last 12 months). Let’s hope we’re back for good this time hey?”

The UK plans to release all social restrictions by June 21. With early preparations, Rough Trade has stated that all their stores will be open between 10am and 7pm Monday to Saturday.

See the statement in full, below.