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West Passyunk gets another boost with relocation of Sit and Spin record shop

A new Indian cafe, South Philly Sausage Fest and that mysterious Longacre development at 17th and Snyder are just a few of the things happening over on and near West Passyunk Avenue these days.


Now Sit and Spin records has decided to close up their current location at 1346 S. 9th St. and reopen at 2243 S. Lambert St.

Despite having to move because of problems with their current landlord, the independent record store is planning for this location to be even better than their current space. There will be more shelves so they can accommodate for a larger selection of new and used LPs and 7″s, along with plans to organize their current inventory.


Photo of Sit and Spin’s current location from 2013.

This new location, located between 20th and 21st on West Passyunk Avenue, is expected to open on September 1. Until they move on August 24, you’ll be able to stop by their current location and buy up some records to lighten their load for the move.

Once they’re open in this new spot, they’re planning to have a grand opening party. You can check back for more information about that on this event page from Sit and Spin.

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4 Responses to West Passyunk gets another boost with relocation of Sit and Spin record shop

  1. Zachary August 13, 2015 at 9:46 am #

    Is there still a head shop in the back? Walk past this place all the time, but never stop in since it appears to be just a record store now…

    • Weed August 13, 2015 at 12:19 pm #

      Headshop closed quite awhile ago. Hopefully something interesting will take over this storefront.

    • bob August 13, 2015 at 1:53 pm #

      I think so.

      Weird that they are having landlord problems. I think that building is owned by Anastasio (sp?) fish spot on 9th.

  2. Sit and Spin August 17, 2015 at 6:56 pm #

    Thank you for the warm welcome! We’re very excited about the move. To answer some of the questions posted here in the comments; no, there is no longer a head shop here. Glass on Glass closed back in October of last year. And no, this building is not owned by the Anastasia family. The 9th street building is owned by the Chan Family which own quite a few buildings in this area (all of which are in degrading condition with no efforts made to maintaining the structure or integrity of their buildings). Because of the poor building condition in which our store was located for over 2 years, we have suffered substantial losses to our inventory. But that’s all old news! Our new space is already better and the welcome makes us feel like we’re already home.

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