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Sonic Boom Records' Capitol Hill location in Melrose Market will close on September 5 , SB owner Jason Hughes announced this morning. Said Hughes in

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Sonic Boom's Capitol Hill Location to Close Its Doors on September 5

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Sonic Boom Records' Capitol Hill location in Melrose Market will close on September 5, SB owner Jason Hughes announced this morning. Said Hughes in a press release:

After 8 years on Capitol Hill, Sonic Boom Records will officially be closing its Melrose Ave. location on September 5th. Economic circumstances, industry collapse, rising rents and a building perpetually under construction all played a part in the decision. There will be a weekend "market" in the old Sonic Boom space consisting of vinyl vendors, vintage retailers and other sellers until further notice.

Sonic Boom will continue on in our Ballard location which has been in operation for a decade now. We'd like to thank all of our regular customers on Capitol Hill and our customers who have been with us since we opened our first store in 1997. We hope to see you in Ballard.

We'll follow up with more details later today . . .

UPDATE: We spoke to Jason Hughes about his store's closure, as well as Josh Hansen of Everyday Music about the viability of record stores making profit on Capitol Hill.

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