New Record Store Opens Today in Downtown Ferndale

Found Sound, located at 234 W. Nine Mile Road, offers new and used vinyl records.

A new record store is opening today at the at 234 W. Nine Mile.

Found Sound will offer a large selection of new and used vinyl records, along with some CDs, DVDs, cassettes and more.

"The vinyl is our focus," said store manager Chris Butterfield.

Saturday's grand opening will include a film screening for David Byrne's True Stories at 5 p.m. and live music starting at 9 p.m.

Butterfield said the location is ideal for the new store. "The space is just like amazing, it's a perfect layout for a record store," he said. "I don't think there is a better place to open a store like this in Metro Detroit."

Many of the records at Found Sound were salvaged from the remaining stock of area record stores like Car City Records and Record Time which have closed, Butterfield said.

A renewed interest in vinyl has been growing for the past five years or so, he said, and vinyl has its own "personality to it" that's hard to explain.

"As far as physical music goes, vinyl has been the trend. If people are going to have something physical in their hands they want to have vinyl," he said. "It's more of a listening experience, when you flip the record ... there's something about vinyl that's more sensory."

For more information, visit Found Sound's Facebook page.

If you go

  • Where: 234 W. Nine Mile in Ferndale.
  • Opens: The store will open at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21.
  • Hours: Regular hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m.
LopeintheD July 21, 2012 at 11:33 AM
THANK GOODNESS...The dude at "The Record Collector" is a jerk, inappropriate, shyster. His store is a mess as well so welcome another!
Kate OLeary July 22, 2012 at 06:04 AM
Chris and Ray have a great thing going here. Even though the CD section is maybe a quarter of their shelf space, they have a very good selection, at very reasonable prices. They enjoy engaging with customers, so there's a real nice energy at this spot on Nine Mile.
NathanFrenchAttorney January 14, 2013 at 06:09 PM
Royal Oak - Ferndale is a good location - expand into techno also


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