- More than a year after closing its Kreuzberg shopfront, the vinyl outlet has a new location in Neukölln.
Berlin vinyl store The Record Loft has reopened.
The new shopfront is on Sonnenallee in Neukölln, a neighbourhood in the city's southeast. (It sits just a few metres from popular club Griessmuehle.) Founded in 2013 with a focus on used vinyl, The Record Loft was one of Berlin's best-loved stores until its rental contract was terminated in late 2016, leaving owner Christian Pannenborg without a shop.
In an interview with Electronic Beats, Pannenborg says there are positives that come with leaving the old Kreuzberg location. "There were all these teenage gangbangers and this obnoxious behaviour towards girls," he said of the area, Kottbusser Tor. "It was [the] opposite of what the shop tried to represent."
Listen to our interview with Pannenborg for The Hour.