Plainview, NY, October 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- This month, Time noted that vinyl record sales have surpassed revenues for free streaming services like Spotify, topping out at over $225 million in just the first half of the year. Vinyl brings in more money for the music industry than YouTube streams. Last year’s total vinyl sales were reportedly 9.2 million units, an increase of 51% even over 2013’s staggering totals. 2015 and 2016 are also predicted to be record-breaking (pardon the pun) years for this business.
On the heels of his surprise success, local businessman Frank Napoli announces the expansion of his eBay store into a physical location on Long Island. To open Vinyl Bay 777 in Plainview, Mr. Napoli plans to pull out all the stops.
“We have one of the largest collections of 45s in Long Island,” he says, noting rare 45s are highly sought-after by collectors and true music diehards. “We have many import releases, limited editions and autographed items. You can’t find some of this stuff anywhere else, let alone in New York state.”
Join Owner Frank Napoli and local music aficionados at the grand opening of Vinyl Bay 777, Plainview’s only record store and the offshoot of a wildly popular eBay business.
Napoli will be joined by several very special surprise guest musical performers for a daylong grand opening celebration at 101-14 Dupont Street. (The store will announce special guests closer to the big day.) Photo opportunities will be available.
Mr. Napoli first came into local prominence for owning and operating Atlantic Pizzeria (171 Atlantic Ave. in Freeport, www.take5five.net), which he opened in 1989. There is a musical connection here, too, starting with the blues music that customers will immediately note, as it plays nonstop and its walls, which are lined with autographs from some of the genre’s finest players. Mr. Napoli built on Atlantic’s success by expanding into a blues-themed lounge, which he dubbed Two Finger Jakes. (Two Finger Jakes recently closed due to zoning issues.) But Mr. Napoli is perhaps best known for creating and organizing the Freeport Blues And Jazz Festival, which has been drawing huge crowds to town for the past three summers: freeportbluesandjazzfestival.com
Napoli adds that his new Vinyl Bay 777 store will have:
-a dedicated, hand-picked expert sales team to buy/sell records, CDs, cassettes, memorabilia, collectibles, and art
-participate in the highly-successful Record Store Day (which is so popular with consumers, it’s now held twice per year, in April and November) and, of course, Black Friday with special edition releases, rarities and sales
-year-round: a huge collection of sealed vintage vinyl, along with mint condition used and newly released vinyl
-sections for all genres, from rock and pop to blues, jazz, rap & hip hop, reggae, opera, classical, R&B, easy listening, folk and world
Interviews and other information can be provided by contacting owner Frank Napoli at 516.595.7210.
Vinyl Bay 777 will open Saturday, October 24 at 4pm and run its grand opening celebration until 2am Sunday. The store is located at 101-14 Dupont St. in Plainview, NY. After the opening, its regular hours will be Saturday 4pm-late, Sunday 2pm-midnight, Monday 4-10pm and Wednesday 4pm-midnight. It will be closed Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.