Citizen Vinyl: NC’s first record-pressing plant and much more – AVLtoday

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Just for the record, we’re really excited about this news. We got the scoop on Citizen Vinyl – one of Asheville’s most anticipated new bizzes of 2020. This boutique vinyl pressing plant, record store, community gathering space + bar/cafe is set to open in the Citizen-Times building (14 O’Henry Ave.) in mid-September

Here’s what to know about the historic location – 

  • Construction on the modern building was completed in 1939
  • It was designed by architect (and Asheville High School grad) Tony Lord. From design through construction, the project took 15 months.
  • It’s been the home of the Asheville Citizen and Asheville Times papers (which merged in 1991). 
  • The building’s third floor was also the headquarters of the radio station WWNC (Wonderful Western North Carolina) 570 AM – one of the country’s leading radio stations. DYK: WWNC was Asheville’s first radio station, and it’s currently under the ownership of iHeartRadio (Bonus: Be sure to listen on Thursday mornings at 8:40 a.m., when the AVLtoday crew joins host Mark Starling to talk everything AVL).
  • The Citizen-Times crew will continue to work out of the building

Ready for the spin (get it?) on Citizen Vinyl? Read on for details.