Popular Fortitude Valley Record Store To Close After Six-Year Run

After an almost-six-year run on Ann St in Fortitude Valley, the beloved record store Phase 4 Records & Cassettes will be closing down on the 28th of March. 

In business since 2015, Phase 4 has supplied its customers with vintage vinyl records and other wares related to various genres of music such as band shirts and merchandise. Phase 4 has also supported some of Brisbane’s local bands by hosting weekly in-store gigs every Sunday. 

Some of the other services provided by the record store include vinyl and cassette transfers, record cleaning, and record collection appraisal and valuations. Phase 4 also allows music lovers to sell old and unwanted records and cassettes for fair prices. 

Photo credit: Facebook/Phase 4 Records & Cassettes

Based on the reactions to the record store’s Facebook announcement of closure, Phase 4 has been a much-loved community hub. One commenter claimed that the store was “…more than just a record shop…” and that the staff and those who frequented the venue were “…my rock in good times and in bad.” 

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Even punk rock musician Ed Kuepper of The Aints celebrated Phase 4’s contribution to the community, lauding it as “…one of the last of the great old style Valley shops…” before claiming that “…an era ends with you…” 

Veteran punk rock musician Ed Kuepper
Photo credit: Facebook/Ed Kuepper/The Aints

Phase 4 Records & Cassettes can be found in 680F Ann St. For more information on pre-closing activities, visit their website or check their social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram.