RHUBARB RECORDS Announce new Mt Lawley store

After launching their original store in East Victoria Park in 2013, and the now independently-run Vinyl Café in Leederville in 2017, Rhubarb Records have announced they will be opening a new store in Mt Lawley as soon as this month.

The new record store will fling open its doors at 769 Beaufort Street, close by other iconic businesses in the area such as The Rock Inn and The Inglewood Hotel. It comes after a tough couple of years for the retail and entertainment precinct, following the closure of popular cultural establishments in The Flying Scotsman and Planet Records.

Rhubarb Records owner Liam Lynch said he always wanted to open a store in Mount Lawley, and that he would love to be part of a renewed growth for the area. “It’s just such an iconic strip and suburb, I used to love spending hours in Planet Video and Planet Music when they were open,” he said. “Since they both closed though, there’s been a bit of a void there for bricks and mortar record stores so I’m absolutely stoked to be able to bring one back.”

“We’d be over the moon to be a part of a revival for entertainment and retail in Mount Lawley,” he said. “I feel as if it’s only going to be a matter of time before the area is restored to its former glory, and there are still so many great establishments there to visit so I wouldn’t say it’s a revival that’s required so much as it’s just about time that people fell in love with the suburb again. If we can play some small part in that, I’d be stoked.”

Rhubarb Records’ new store in Mt Lawley is scheduled to open in late January, 2021. Follow X-Press on Facebook and sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates on everything music and arts in Perth.