Vinyl floor brings mu­sic to the eyes

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News - By Molly Mile­ham-Chap­pell

A shop in Ashford has laid a new ‘vinyl’ floor, turn­ing the heads of shop­pers in the town cen­tre.

The Record Store, in Park Mall, which opened in its big­ger premises in March this year, has placed a fea­ture floor, made up of records, in the shop win­dow.

The eye-catch­ing dis­play has been in­stalled by the fa­ther­daugh­ter duo Vin­cent and Tahlula Mon­ti­celli, who run the shop.

Tahlula had pre­vi­ously quipped that the pair set up the store af­ter her mum told Vin­cent to do some­thing with his record col­lec­tion be­cause it was tak­ing up most of the house.

Mr Mon­ti­celli said: “The floor been an idea I’ve had for ages. The records were stuff we had from ex­cess col­lec­tions.”

The floor cost about £300 to lay and is made up of fa­mous and dis­tin­guish­able record la­bels such as Decca, Poly­dor, Phillips and RCA.

It is de­signed to en­hance the orig­i­nal win­dow dis­play, which fea­tures an old record player, vinyl records by The Who and an at­trac­tive Lam­bretta mo­tor­bike signed by The Who.

There is also a sofa in the shop for peo­ple to go in and have a chat about mu­sic with the staff.

Mr Mon­ti­celli hopes the new dis­play will be a talk­ing point in the shop­ping cen­tre. He said: “The thing that this area’s miss­ing is peo­ple com­ing to it.

“It’s a great shop­ping area and small in­de­pen­dents are open­ing up.

“It would be great to have lots more of that.”

The pair are hop­ing to cover more of the floor, as well as the stands which hold the records for sale.

The Record Store also sup­ports mu­si­cians from the area and the pair have been host­ing live gigs in their Park Mall store.

See The Record Store Ashford on Face­book, call 01233 660360 or email there­cord­store­ash­ford@


Vin­cent and Tahlula Mon­ti­celli with The Record Store’s new ‘vinyl’ floor

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