Rhino Records – Water Street Market, 10 Main Street, Suite 202, New Paltz, New York 12561 – Open
Finally made it to Rhino Records in New Paltz. So many record stores, so little time. New Paltz, a really small (but nice) upstate NY town, has three record stores (ok maybe only 2 and 1/2), including Rhino and Jack’s Rhythms. They’re enough to keep you away from the mountains for awhile.
Rhino Records is related to the famous LA store that gave birth to the more famous reissue record label of the same name. I went to UCLA, and spent much of my youth at the Rhino store in LA. But I had never made it here.
This store was originally opened by Steve Ferber in 1990. Rick Lange became its owner in 2004. It’s present New Paltz location is in the Water Street Market, a nice pedestrian only outdoor mall in New Paltz. The store is much smaller than it used to be, but still offers records, cds and some books. They opened a larger store in Kingston in 2014.
Have always bought some good indie records at these Rhino locations, including Elliott Smith, Sleater-Kinney and Car Seat Headrest, to name a few.
Wanna go? You can find Rhino Records on our Record Stores Map
Here are some pictures of their prior long time location at 3 Church St. New Paltz NY 12561. The store was down in the basement, and had a cool record collage on the ceiling.
Before that, the store was located at 188 D Main Street, New Paltz.
Here’s a 2014 piece, Mid-Hudson Valley record stores experiencing vinyl revival published on the Daily Freeman.com, interviewing the owners of both Rhino and Jack’s Rhythms.
And here’s an interview of the store’s owner Rick Lange Uptown beats: Rhino Records store owner Rick Lange tells much, if not all that appeared in the HudsonValleyOne.com in July 2017 in which Rick tells you alot about himself and a little about his stores – its kind of like the back of those 60s albums where the liner notes contain interviews of the band members – about what records they like, their pets, and present attachments.