Sara Anderson and Eric Shepard, co-owners of Square Records on Bradley Street in Carrollton, reached out to the community Monday via social media to announce they will be temporarily closing in the interest of public health. They also took the opportunity to reassure those that wish to continue supporting their business that they can do so through Square Records’ new online store.
They stated that it is a scary time for many, adding that they feel supported and encouraged by other local merchants who are doing the right thing “to ensure our community members and beloved customers are safe.” When asked for further comment, Anderson stated that it is her hope that they can help to provide distraction and comfort through a stressful situation.
While they will be closed tentatively for two weeks, they continue to strive for much-needed support of not only their own, but all locally owned businesses.
With their digital store now up and running, they assure everyone that new inventory is being added daily. They call on people to be creative in the continuing support of their business and all of Downtown Carrollton in the wake of COVID-19 fears, encouraging patrons to buy gift certificates to local businesses, which Square Records has made available via email. They ask everyone to help by spreading word about the status of local businesses on social media and remind people that leaving reviews for your favorite venues can help immensely.
If you would like to visit their online store, you may do so at: www.discogs.com/seller/squarerecordsllc/profile.