Retail Merchandiser is an online & print magazine that is devoted to the mass retail industry. First published in 1961, it was actually the very first publication to cover the retail business sector. So, you can imagine that we were excited to see that J&R is the featured retailer in “The Look” section of their website this month.
To quote the article:
“Joe & Rachelle Friedman opened their first music store on Park Row in New York City in 1971, where they sold vinyl LPs of the current chart-toppers. Since that time, the business has expanded steadily, and J&R now covers a massive city block across from City Hall Park in the heart of Downtown Manhattan.”
The article goes on to talk about the hustle & bustle of Park Row and the various store that comprise “J&R Row.” You can read the rest of the article about J&R here.