Monday, May 12, 2014

The Sunset Hill Rain City Video Now Sells Used Vinyl

Posted by on Mon, May 12, 2014 at 2:39 PM

  • Todd Hamm
In the northwest quadrant of Ye Olde Ballard, nestled all cozy-like in the sleepy Sunset Hill neighborhood, stands Rain City Video. Originally one of a small family of locations (there was one in Fremont where the Backdoor at Roxy's is now, and the original one was attached to the Shell gas station on Market St. & 8th Ave NW until it closed last month) the Sunset Hill Rain City has been a kickass video-rental spot for around 20 years.

Anyway, they sell vinyl now. And nicknacks. Said the friendly clerk behind the counter: "The owner had a bunch of antique merchandise...[we'll carry] anything that has to do with entertainment." I spotted a xylophone, a bunch of guitars, a music box, and a whole load of other cool stuff arranged fashionably in their northern room. Record titles ranged from Led Zeppelin and Leon Russell, to the Top Gun Soundtrack, and beyond. Prices varied a bit, so check those stickers.

It will be interesting to see if they'll be able to pull people up the hill from the somewhat nearby Bop Street/Sonic Boom corridor. What with their knowledgeable staff, and corner location, I think they've got a good shot at it. Best of luck guys!


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Post_Mortem 1
The stores up there make for a pleasant little corner of Ballard, and a nice pit-stop on the way to Sunset Hill park.
Posted by Post_Mortem on May 12, 2014 at 3:28 PM · Report this
snacktruck 2
I went a few weeks back and they just might get something going...I did not purchase anything as the stock is really small presently. Nonetheless, a new record store ANYWHERE is good news by me!
Posted by snacktruck on May 12, 2014 at 4:11 PM · Report this

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