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Saki: A Record Store Evolution

Given the turbulent economy and the state of the music industry, you'd think the last business anybody would want to open is a record store. But that's just what Patrick Monaghan and Allison Wasilewski of Carrot Top Distribution are doing. This past weekend, they launched saki in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood. The name of the store comes from Monaghan's dearly departed Siamese cat.

 

Saturday's launch was a jam-packed event, but the celebration's not over yet. Tonight and this weekend, you can catch some guest DJ sets. And, there's an art installation from musician Steve Krakow, aka Plastic Crimewave. We speak with Monaghan and Wasilewski who say that opening a record store isn't a totally surprising move.

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