Craft & Vinyl goes beyond brick and mortar in the age of COVID
I’ve only been there a couple of times, but the Grandview Heights, OH hybrid record store, studio, and venue made an impression with its down to earth, easygoing atmosphere.
Like countless others, the venue has been struggling with how to make ends meet in a space where socially distant shows are impractical and the government remains relatively silent on assistance. So, they are being forced into innovation. And it sticks with the name and mantra of the venue.
“It’s been a difficult time, but there’s still reason to celebrate,” says founder Troy Stacy on the establishment’s 2nd anniversary of opening this month. They will mark the occassion by launching a delivery service. If you head to the website www.PourandPlay.delivery for the service named, you guessed it, Pour and Play. Each week, you can have a vinyl and beer combo delivered to your doorstop that is unique to that week. For me, there are certain beers that take me to that music mindset in a dive bar. IPAs usually get it done for me. At home and with friends, I’m more of wheat and lager type guy, but I’m getting nostalgic for that hoppy taste that pairs with my favorite new indie band in a dive bar.
Craft & Vinyl understands the feeling I’m talking about, and they’re hoping to deliver to you a sense of normalcy this fall. They’ve even coined a new word for describing this kind of combo – “HOPSONIC.”