Manifest Discs to close on South Boulevard in Charlotte
One of Charlotte’s oldest and most popular music stores is closing its doors.
Manifest Discs did not provide a specific closing date, but did announce that “everything must go” during a clearance sale starting at 10 am on Friday, November 26. The store is located at 6239 South Boulevard in South Charlotte.
âAfter more than twenty years, Manifest Charlotte is closing,â the store posted Nov. 24 on Instagram and Facebook.
“We would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported our store for so many years.”
Merchandise will be 30% to 75% off in most cases, the store wrote.
No explanation for the closure was provided and no one answered the store’s phone on Thanksgiving Day.
News of the closure sparked hundreds of reactions on social media from longtime fans of the store.
âDevastating news. â¦ You will be sorely missed and this one will leave a scar, âwrote Michael W Murphy.
“Dude, this breaks my heart!” Lacy Turner Burton posted.
“I am devasted. I loved this place more than anywhere else in Charlotte, âsaid Zach Clayton.
Manifest was well known in the community for selling both new and old music, including vinyl records.
Billboard magazine reports that the “19,000 square foot superstore” opened in May 1999 and was the seventh store in a chain that started in South Carolina.
The channel was founded in 1985 by Carl Singmaster, “a fan of metal and heavy music,” The State newspaper reported. The Manifest store in Columbia closed in 2018, the newspaper said.
Manifest Discs in Charlotte announced in February 2020 that it had been “purchased by Sunrise Records … a Canadian record store chain that started in 1977”.
This story was originally published November 25, 2021 10:13 a.m.