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Funk Trunk Records In Rogers Park Closes Up Shop — For Now

By Linze Rice | July 13, 2016 6:49am
 Quinn Cunningham opened Funk Trunk records on Sheridan Road in December 2014.
Quinn Cunningham opened Funk Trunk records on Sheridan Road in December 2014.
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ROGERS PARK — After nearly two years at its Rogers Park location, Funk Trunk Records on Sheridan Road is closing up it brick-and-mortar shop, according to a post on its Facebook page.

In the post from Friday, owner Quinn Cunningham said though it had "been a great experience," the stress of balancing a business and personal life was not "worth it at the moment," but that "not all is bad."

Cunningham wrote Funk Trunk, 6960 N. Sheridan Road, will still be selling records online and is slated to appear at other events around the neighborhood, like the Rogers Park Music Swap and pop-ups.

Down the line, the business may re-open "at a more desired location, when I feel the time is right."

Cunningham did not return request for comment.

Read the full post below. 

Dear supporters of Funk Trunk. I greatly appreciate your support at the shop over the last year and a half. It has been a great experience meeting many great people through the space and hosting events. To see my idea of a small business develop into a reality that people stand behind is truly a rewarding feeling. Along with small business ownership comes stressors as well. Putting a lot of time and energy into a business can take a toll on other things in your life and although I love having the shop, I don't feel the added stress of it is worth it at the moment. With that being said I made the decision to close up the store front. It was a truly difficult choice to make, but for now I feel it's the best choice. Not all is bad. We will still have an online shop, which will be updated this weekend and we will still continue the Rogers Park Music Swap along with our usual monthly events in Rogers Park. Also we will do pop ups and other record events in RP like before. Funk Trunk does plan on reopening at a more desired location in the near future,when I feel the time is right, but as for now stepping away and taking a break from a brick and mortar makes the most sense right now. Thanks again for the support. Peace

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