Yesterday, Green Noise Records owner Gary Bahen announced via Faceboook that the Northeast Killingsworth record store will close its doors on May 5.
"My personal mental health challenges, along with growing concerns around family health and future caregiving, are making my continued pursuit of running the brick-and-mortar untenable," Bahen wrote.
Since it was founded in Eugene in 1989, the store has survived two cities, three owners and five locations.
Bahen took over Green Noise in 2017, after the store's previous owner, Dirtnap Records founder Ken Cheppaikode, moved out of Portland. Under Bahen's tenure, Green Noise has continued to sell releases from Dirtnap, local hardcore label Dirt Cult and Bahen's own Accident Prone label. The store has also become known for its intimate, free, all-ages in-store performances showcasing rising local bands.
The store will remain open as usual and host three more concerts before it closes on May 5, which also marks the store's two-year anniversary at its current location. After that, Green Noise will continue to sell records online.
Read Bahen's full statement here: