Tuesday, August 21, 2012

New Grimey's Annex Will Have Books, Coffee and Food Trucks

Posted By on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 5:33 AM

My colleague D. Patrick Rodgers got a great scoop over at the Cream blog: Cherished local record store Grimey's is adding an annex on the same block on Eighth Avenue South, and it's going to encompass a bunch more records, a bookstore, a coffee bar, outdoor seating and space out back that will host food trucks. There aren't many details yet on the new place, dubbed Grimey's Too, but here's what Rodgers reports:

Big news for local audiophiles, bookworms and coffee junkies: We've just confirmed via Grimey's co-proprietor Doyle "D-Funk" Davis that the oft-lauded record store plans on expanding into a second location two doors south on Eighth. They'll christen the spot Grimey's Too (see their logo above). Grimey's Too — an annex of sorts, as it won't be directly connected to the current Grimey's location — will feature a coffee bar run by a local coffee business, a "full-service indie bookstore" by the name of Howlin' Books (headed up by Jessica Kimbrough) and, as you might expect, more records.

Davis tells the Cream that all sales in Grimey's Too — books, records, all of it — will be "seamless," with "everything in one place." The new spot is two stories and roughly 6,000 square feet, with "almost a full acre" back lot for more parking and potentially even bigger music events. Davis also indicated that a handful of local vendors are interested in participating in regular food-truck food courts back there, and that there will be room for al fresco seating on a patio. Davis says they have some work to do readying the place, but they've already begun moving in, and hope to open later this year. Stay tuned, there are more plans and news to come.

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