It sold its last vinyl record in December of last year but it has been announced today that Plugd Records, Cork’s-long running independent record store, is to reopen in a new location.
Run by Jimmy Horgan and Albert Twomey, the much-loved shop was considered one of the finest record stores in the country and its closure came as a huge shock to record buyers in Cork and beyond. Known for its friendly, personal service and wide range of records in all formats, its loss was a huge blow to all sectors of Cork’s music community.
According to an interview in the Cork Independent this week, the store will reopen on 28 September in the ESB Substation on Caroline Street, a newly refurbished venue. Jimmy told the newspaper: “Early next year we will be following the Triskel back to their expanded Christchurch space on Tobin St. The shop will be on the first floor, about the same size as the Substation.”
In even more exciting news, the expanded space means that plans are in the works for weekly gigs in collaboration with Triskel and The Black Mariah. Plugd will share the space with The Black Mariah, an art gallery and space that was also the venue for a gigs and live performances.
The new shop will have a larger magazine and book section, posters, t-shirts and more. The re-opening has been greeted with a resounding “yes, boy!” from overjoyed Leeside music fans.