The famed record shop will reopen at a new location in Greene County this June.
The New York record shop recently announced it was closing its Brooklyn branch, with the shop's famously grumpy proprietors Francis Englehardt and Paul Nickerson citing a threefold rent hike as the reason for the closure. The closing party was held back in January, and formed a central part of our recent Real Scenes: New York documentary. Although Englehardt and Nickerson initially said they planned to keep Dope Jams alive solely as an online mailorder site, a recent post on their Facebook page reveals that they will open a new shop at 7811 Route 81 in Oak Hill, a small town located in upstate New York. The shop will play host to an opening party on Sunday, June 9th.