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It combines beer and other beverages with vinyl records and tapes, and the equipment to play them on

RITA A. LEONARD - Some time this month, look for the new Record Pub to open its doors - every day but Monday - at 6034 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue, in the old Iron Horse Restaurant building. "The Record Pub", a new Westmoreland business, opening in July, is the most recent tenant going into the old Iron Horse Restaurant's building, at 6034 S.E. Milwaukie Avenue. And yes, it's about old music recordings — perhaps accompanied by a beer or a soda pop. The three owners — Dave Charbonneau, Andy Clark, and Chris Metz — have been remodeling and setting up their space for the past few months, hoping it will attract both kids and adults.

"We'll serve all ages here in our new 1,500 sq.-ft. business," said Clark. "We are a record store, with a pub integrated into our space. The pub will feature six rotating Northwest beers on tap, and also canned beverages that can be consumed on-site or to-go. We'll also offer wine, cider, seltzers, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and apparel."

Even before opening, The Record Pub said they've been buying old records, cassette tapes, and related playback equipment for resale in the store. "Our selection will be a mix of new and used records and tapes in the Rock genre — and in a variety of rock-related sub-genres, including alternative, classic metal, classic rock, indie, garage, new wave, pop, and punk," Andy Clark continued. "These are separated into alphabetical order by recording artist. We'll also feature vintage and new stereo equipment: speakers, receivers, cassette decks, turntables, et cetera."

The owners stressed that minors ARE welcome to enter and explore the records and tapes. "We'll offer snacks, and also hope to team up with local restaurants who are interested. We'll be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays we'll be open an hour later, until 10 p.m, Mondays, we'll be closed." If you want to call to learn more, their number is 503/889-0917. They're also online — www.TheRecordPub.com


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