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    Another great article on the activities in and around New York City and Brooklyn by Bradley. Thanks!

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    Nice article, Brad. Steve is a long time friend and back in days, decades ago, worked on all my instruments. Only thing missing from the article is when they are moving. I assume it will happen when it does. Great! Another excuse for a visit.

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    Only thing missing from the article is when they are moving. I assume it will happen when it does. Great! Another excuse for a visit.
    Thanks Jim. I don't think there is an official date when the move MUST be complete, but certainly this Summer - and probably earlier rather than later.
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    One of my favorite places on Earth... I will have to check out the new digs when I'm next time in Bklyn...

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    Looking forward to going to the new location, and thanks for the update!

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    A fine feature article that informs and entertains. Well done.

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    Thanks for the kind words all. I’m hoping to make a visit to Folksbier next week. If they have one of those tasting flights I’ll try all 6 or 7 brews and report back! That shows my dedication, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BradKlein View Post
    Thanks for the kind words all. Im hoping to make a visit to Folksbier next week. If they have one of those tasting flights Ill try all 6 or 7 brews and report back! That shows my dedication, eh?
    Such dedication to one's craft!


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    Oooh... they are having a Yard Sale June 30th! That should be fun.

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    Scott & Brad -- Thanks so much for getting the word out! We'll be a few blocks from Jalopy Theater, home of the Brooklyn Folk Festival (http://jalopytheatre.org/), as well. There's also a neat music school right across the street from us on Luquer St. called Key Lab (https://www.keylab.nyc/). Hoping to be moved in by the end of the summer. I'll post some more photos as our new home gets a bit more dressed up... Steve Uhrik

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    Thanks for the update - been out of the country & away from internet for a while. I WILL miss their quirky "speakeasy-buzzer-to-across-the-rooftop" entrance!

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    Retrofret sent out a mass email to their mailing list yesterday. They are closed this week as part of their move and re-open at the new 87 Luquer Street location in Brooklyn on Saturday, September 1.

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    Paid a visit to Retrofret today. Love the new location. The interior of the store is much changed, very inviting and they've really created a beautiful space to show off their instruments. Spent a couple of hours and had a great visit, wanted to share some photos of the new space. Highly recommended.

    Front door
    Retrofret Vintage Guitars


    Up the stairs and...
    Retrofret Vintage Guitars


    Love the dark wooden beams and floorwork
    Retrofret Vintage Guitars


    Retrofret Vintage Guitars


    Retrofret Vintage Guitars


    What I privately dubbed the "Stairway to Heaven/Smoke on the Water/Blackbird" lick soundproof room
    Retrofret Vintage Guitars

    Still some work to be done on the project. For instance, they have not yet displayed ukes and steel guitars but are working on it.

    After you're through, the microbrewery Folksbier is a couple of doors down. Stopped in for a sample and these folks really know what they're doing. Great space to have a brew.

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