Welcoming Barely Brothers Records and Round Table Coffee Works

Barely Brothers Records is now open for business at 783 Raymond Avenue. Owners Mike Elias and Spencer Brook bring a lifelong passion for music to bear on their new and used record store in the Creative Enterprise Zone.

Elias has worked at various record stores around town for over 20 years, including 10 years at the Electric Fetus. When he’s not selling vinyl, you can find him spinning it as DJ Father Time at clubs and gigs around town. The shop boasts a collection of 20,000 45’s and will have close to 10,000 LPs in store, ranging from the popular new releases to the more obscure wax you might not even know you want yet.

The duo plans to have regular dj sets and live performances in their space on the weekends. The first will be tonight, Friday February 28 6:30-8:30pm. The set will feature several area DJs spinning from the record shops vast selection.
 
Read more about Barely Brothers Records in the Line magazine
  
Shawn Person, of Roundtable Coffee Works, wants to expand the Twin Cities’ taste for specialty roast coffee. He’s readying to open a trendy new coffee roasting incubator space at 2386 Territorial Rd. in the Creative Enterprise Zone.

Roundtable Coffee Works will offer local coffee shops and home roasters industrial roasting equipment that can be rented out by the hour. His hope is to enable coffee shops to produce their own unique flavors of specialty coffee. Roundtable will also offer drip coffee and espresso to go, as well as an array of pastries and snacks. Person says he expects to be fully operational by mid March.
 
Read more about Roundtable Coffee Works in the Line magazine.

 

Julie James