Posted by kristina March 30, 2016
RIP SubUrban Vinyl

If you haven't heard SubUrban Vinyl announced earlier this month that the physical store would be closing at the end of this month. The NJ-based gallery would have been celebrating its third anniversary at their Waldwick location later this April. It's always sad to hear about stores closing their doors, especially in the designer toy world. But learning that the SubUrban Vinyl shop will become one of those places really hits home for me.

I've known the Robs (Rob Lumino the owner and Rob Losito the manager) for years and I always felt at home coming to their store. SubUrban Vinyl always put a spotlight on upcoming artists, welcoming anyone that wanted to be part of one of their shows. This is where I learn about Nervis Wr3k, Juan Muniz, Blazon Brikhaus, Leecifer, and much more. Not to mention, the SubUrban Vinyl section of the Tenacious Collective at New York Comic Con was always fun!

As of now, you can still purchase toys and original artwork on SubUrban Vinyl's website. While the actual store may no longer be open, I know that the Robs will still be around. I raise an imaginary beer to them for all the hard work that went into that store. Thank you both for opportunities that you've given me being part of your family.



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