Ken Chrisien opens his vinyl-focused Acme Records & Music Emporium on KK Avenue in Bay View this summer.
Ken Chrisien opens his vinyl-focused Acme Records & Music Emporium on KK Avenue in Bay View this summer.

Acme Records coming to Bay View

Though it's been in the works for a little while, Ken Chrisien, also known as Shopkeeper Ken, has officially announced the opening of his new Bay View record shop.

Chrisien, a long-time Bay View resident, will open the shop ‚Äď called Acme Records & Music Emporium ‚Äď sometime later this summer at 2341 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.

The location is three blocks north of Rush-Mor Limited Records, 2635 S. KK. Are we headed toward a hot spot of indie record shops in Bay View?

Chrisien is a WMSE DJ and has worked for many years at Luke Lavin's Bull's Eye Records, behind Comet Cafe, on East Irving Place. His new shop will have some used CDs, he says, but the focus will be on vinyl.

An inveterate scourer of resale shops, rummage sales and other sources, Chrisien most certainly has stockpiled a great selection for his South Side emporium, which he will build out himself. He also built out much of Bull's Eye when it moved south from the Landmark Lanes building, where it was called Farwell Music.

We'll let you know when the shop is ready to open, but you can also follow its progress on the Acme Records & Music Emporium Facebook page.

And remember that Bull's Eye remains open and is still a great source for used, new and collectible vinyl and CDs.

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