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Yeti Records nearing launch of mobile record store

As reported earlier this spring, Nicollet Ave’s Yeti Records will be vacating its storefront this summer in pursuit of a mobile record shop, which would be the first of its kind on the Twin Cities festival and street fair circuit. Co-owners Lisa and Jake Luck opened their all-vinyl store in the fall of 2010, and the intimate space quickly transitioned from a room with a few rows of vinyl bins into a community gathering space, complete with a mixtape exchange program and shows by the Lucks’ friends in the basement.

The exact date of their store closure is uncertain, but the Lucks shared this much on their Indie Gogo fundraising page:

After some contemplation, we have decided we need to ditch the brick and mortor location and take it to the streets with a mobile shop.  With the support of our costumers and community we hope to raise $2000 dollars to aide in the purchase of our new mobile store. We’ve got a little saved, but we need your help to really make this happen. We promise to make it the grooviest little record truck that the Twin Cities has ever seen. Pinky swear.

They are also offering up some sweet homemade gifts and posters in exchange for donations to their new project (including the hand-painted sign for their store, which has already sold). All the details are here.