Yeti Records closing their shop to launch a Mobile Record Store


Beloved neighborhood record shop Yeti Records will sadly be moving out of their space on 35th and Nicollet by the end of the summer, and transitioning to a Mobile Record Store akin to the business model of Jack White's Third Man Records Rolling Record Store. And while the idea of their brick and mortar shop, which was just voted City Pages' Best Place To Buy Vinyl, closing down is a disheartening one, the prospect of a Yeti Records vehicle filled with LPs and 7-inches rolling into a block party or other local gathering is encouraging and quite refreshing.

And to help Yeti Records owners Jake and Lisa Luck achieve this goal they have started a Indie GoGo campaign looking to raise the money needed to finance the purchase of the vehicle that they will eventually transform in the Yeti Mobile Record Store.

Their fund-raising efforts are filled with plenty of cool, unique incentives at various donation levels, including a Moon Glyph 7" set with a bonus cassette for $12, the hand-made and hand-painted Yeti Records shopfront sign directly off of the building for a $200 donation, and Yeti offering to DJ your party for a $300 contribution.

There are plenty of other cool incentives for various types of donations to their Kickstarter campaign, including limited-edition screen prints by Lisa herself, and a Yeti Records V.I.P. card which entitles you to a discount on future purchases at both their current location and their Mobile Record Store.

Yeti Records closing their shop to launch a Mobile Record Store
Photo By Erik Hess

But the Luck's will certainly appreciate donations at any level, and those of us who got excited as kids (or still do) when the Ice Cream Truck would come rolling down our street can feel that same excitement every time we see the Yeti mobile driving around. Plus, music is far better for you than ice cream, right? And it lasts much longer.

So, take a look at Yeti Records Indie GoGo page, and help them out if you can. And if they end up DJ'ing one of your parties, please throw an invite my way. That shindig would be off the hook.

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