Skip to main content

Record store Flashlight Vinyl is closing down after 3 years in Northeast Minneapolis

It was the only record store in the area.

Music enthusiasts in northeast Minneapolis will have to travel a bit further to get their vinyl fix after Halloween.

That'd because after three years serving the area, Flashlight Vinyl is shutting up shop on Oct. 31.

In a post on the store's Facebook page, owner Raoul Benavides wrote: "Gratitude is all a person can have at this point. It was my honor to serve Northeast Minneapolis with music.

"After three years, We are closing our doors. So many great people, new friends and stories came to visit and share their love of vinyl."

The store opened in 2015 at 1519 Central Ave NE, in the middle of Northeast's craft beer district.

During its life, it won acclaim from, among others, City Pages, which named it the "Best Place to Buy Vinyl" in its 2018 "Best Of" edition.

It also made the magazine's 10 Best Twin Cities Record Stores list in 2016.

If you're looking for a vinyl record bargain between now and Halloween, the store is offering 25 percent off all used vinyl until Oct. 15, and 50 percent off between Oct. 15-31.

Follow Bring Me The News on Instagram.

Next Up

DeShaun Hill

Cody Fohrenkam found guilty of Deshaun Hill Jr.'s murder

The 15-year-old was fatally shot on Feb. 9, 2022.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 12.15.23 PM

Gov. Tim Walz proposes $3.3B for aging infrastructure

Walz's borrowing plan comes days after the release of his two-year state budget proposal.

Screen Shot 2023-01-26 at 8.43.35 AM

Children's Theatre Company actors lose belongings in damaging house fire

The fire broke out Tuesday morning shortly after the dryer had been started.

Flickr - Superior National Forest Boundary Waters

Biden Admin. imposes 20-year mining ban near Boundary Waters

The moratorium is the maximum the Department of the Interior can implement without congressional approval.

JustusRamseyHouse

Historic St. Paul building to be removed, put in storage after public outcry

The building was set to be demolished before community members spoke out against it.

covid

Minnesota's COVID update for the week ending Tuesday, Jan. 24

Hospitalizations dipped for a second week in a row.

Related

The Draft Horse is closing after 3 years in Northeast Minneapolis

The Food Building has decided to open its own eatery and bar.

Askov Finlayson to close for store refresh, will add women's apparel

The store will also stop selling third-party products, focusing instead on its own brand.

2 Bibelot stores to be saved after being bought by GoodThings

The White Bear Lake-based retailer announced the merger on Monday.

Citing dissatisfaction with the city, furniture store to exit St. Paul

Traditions will focus its Minnesota business on its St. Louis Park store.

Lowe's to close 51 stores, including one in Mankato

The DIY giant is struggling to compete with the likes of Home Depot.