Jack White's Third Man Records And Shinola Team Up For Detroit Office
June 2, 2015 at 12:39 PM (PT)
JACK WHITE's THIRD MAN RECORDS and SHINOLA's TOM KARTSOTIS have partnered to purchase the building that currently houses the SHINOLA FLAGSHIP store at 441 W. Canfield in DETROIT’s CASS CORRIDOR. The deal marks new expansion for both SHINOLA, a manufacturer of modern, handcrafted watches, leather goods, journals and pet accessories, as well as WHITE's record label, marking a homecoming for the DETROIT native.
This expansion signals the opening of THIRD MAN RECORDS' first retail store and offices outside of NASHVILLE. The new retail space is set to be in operation by NOVEMBER 27th (BLACK FRIDAY), with many special surprises promised.
SHINOLA is now expanding into the manufacture of speakers, turntables and headphones of audiophile quality, while creating more manufacturing jobs in the U.S. — a top priority for the innovative and quality-focused company.
THIRD MAN RECORDS has long aspired to have a presence in DETROIT and the constantly evolving CASS CORRIDOR, the location of the first-ever WHITE STRIPES show, the home of WHITE’s high school, and an area of the city that he says, “has always been the most inspiring area of DETROIT for me as an artist and as a native. From the great visual artists like GORDON NEWTON to the music of THE GORIES, and the birth of the DETROIT garage rock scene, the CORRIDOR has nurtured DETROIT's soul and inventiveness for decades. That spirit pushes forward with SHINOLA's passion and will come full circle for the artists of the CORRIDOR that work with THIRD MAN RECORDS to plant a new foundation there to help keep that creative spirit alive for decades to come."
Added TOM KARTSOTIS: "Everyone at SHINOLA is so excited about THIRD MAN RECORDS moving into the CASS CORRIDOR. Unbelievable… There goes the neighborhood!"
This development means a move for current retail tenant WILLY'S DETROIT, a sister store to SHINOLA, but current plans are for the storefront to remain within the building.