Gatefold Music is on the move!
We opened Gatefold Record Lounge in October 2016 as Hitchin's own independent record shop. It's been an incredible 2 years and we're eternally grateful to have seen it grow into an awesome community of supportive customers and music lovers.
Even with an initially joint concept of being both a record shop AND coffee shop, we're proud to have built a varied selection of new and used records, giving sorely needed attention to genres that most mainstream shops dismiss as 'niche' or 'specialist', including jazz, electronic, hip-hop, RnB, soul/funk/disco, metal and more.
We've recently refocused our attention on solely being the best record shop we can be for Hitchin, and have exciting plans in the pipeline for the future!
It's no secret that rents and business rates on the high street are a challenge for any business, so we've made the essential decision to move into less expensive premises that will drastically lower our overheads. We'll still be on Hermitage Road and have the same space to fill to the brim with an increased amount of new & pre-owned records, and a wider range of accessories and Hi-Fi.
The move is going to be expensive, so we'd like to ask for your help. We're aiming to raise £10,000 to help make it happen. This will cover all of the costs associated with starting a new lease and moving everything in to our new abode. However, your donation will not only be helping to secure the high street presence of Gatefold in Hitchin, you'll also get a reward for your donation!
Here's what you'll get in return for different levels of donation (we'll post updates as different levels become unavailable):
Gets you a mystery USED record (while availability lasts)
Gets you a mystery NEW record (while availability lasts)
Gets you double points on every purchase made in 2019, using our new loyalty points club launching Jan '19
Gets you a GATEFOLD GOLD MEMBERSHIP 2019, giving you 10% off ALL records bought in-store and online for the whole of 2019. Existing Gatefold Gold members can pledge £90 to receive this reward.
[Please make sure you include your details with your donation so that we can contact you about your reward - anonymous donations will sadly be unable to claim a reward]
Thank you all so much for your support so far and for reading our campaign. We can't wait to welcome you through the doors of Gatefold Music in our new home.
One love; Jak & Nic x