Black Dog Records blew the lid off its classified relocation plans yesterday by filing a permit on its soon-to-be new address: 726 W. 19th St., the strip center storefront previously home to kids’ karaoke venue Gipsy Girls. Incoming management now plans to redo about 1,700-sq.-ft. of space inside and fill it with the vinyl that populated its last shop — shown above — at 4900 Bissonnet St. until about a month ago. (The location between S. Rice and 610 had been a fertile spot for record junkies since even before Black Dog got there thanks to its longtime previous tenant Don’s Record Shop.)
A few of the neighbors Black Dog can expect to meet once it gets situated in its new Heights environs: alcoholic art joint Painting With a Twist (to its immediate west), Gold Rush Collective Tattoo Parlour, Replay Games old school video game shop, and
Texas Dry Clean InStep Pilates. Across the street lies Re:Vive Development’s new-ish 2-building retail complex made up of a standalone Benjamin Moore paint store and a strip home to — among others — Fat Cat Creamery.
- Previously on Swamplot: Gipsy Girls Prepares To Migrate Into Strip Center on W. 19th St.
Photos: Gipsy Girls (Gipsy Girls); Mark B. (Black Dog Records)
a bit of ironic (mostly) inner loop record shuffling: Next door to this used to be home to Insomnia Gallery, which (at its new location on Telephone) is now also home to Deep End Records (which itself moved from Walt’s downtown).
You named the dry cleaner as a business in that strip center, which is incorrect and has been out for at least a year, if not more. This company has been replaced by InStep Pilates.
@My-Hanh thanks! We’ve updated the story to include a correction.
Woohoo! Welcome to the street, Black Dog.
a bunch of cats at Fat Cat Creamery
Love Black Dog since they were on Shepherd and 59. Dying market, but great tunes.
Learn something new everyday. ‘Paint and Sip’: a distinct activity genre.