Good news for the people of Oxford - three years after Polar Bear melted, there's going to be indie record shop on Cowley Road again. Rapture, which already has branches in Evesham and Cameronville Witney is opening a third branch. It may or may not be called Rapture; and it's going to get marketing help from the Truck Festival team.
[Rapture Owner Gary] Smith denied it was a risk to open a shop in the current economic situation. He said: “It is a risk, but when we opened in Witney six years ago, people said it was a risky business back then, but we are still here and going strong.Hey... imagine that. Do you think HMV have thought of that as a way forward?
“Judging by the response we got when we opened for one day, there is a market for us.”
He added: “We pride ourselves on customer service and stock knowledge.
“That is what people will get, friendly staff, great stock and great customer service.”
[Thanks to @jimwaterson for the tip]