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Rockit Scientist Records Will Close - The Local East Village Blog - NYTimes.com


Rockit Scientist Records Will Close


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Joe Barbosa

Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York brings word that Rockit Scientist Records, the store on St. Marks Place in front of which Joe Barbosa (at left) plies his trade, will close at the end of February. The store’s owner John Kioussis tells Jeremiah, “My lease is ending and I don’t want to renew at the current rate. I asked for a rent reduction and was turned down. While business wasn’t great, it just isn’t worth paying $8,500 a month.”