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Portion of Main Street to be renamed for Record Theatre founder

Record Theatre may be gone, but the legacy of its founder will go on.

The section of Main Street running from Delavan Avenue to Lafayette Avenue and back to Harvard Place that was home to the iconic record store for more than 40 years will be named Leonard “Lenny” Silver Way.

A ceremony will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29 in front of the now-closed retail music store, at 1800 Main Street.

Silver opened Record Theatre in November 1976 and it grew to become "The World's Largest Record Store" with 25,000 square feet of retail space. He provided a gathering place for musicians and music lovers alike to explore and expand their musical experiences.

Record Theatre belongs to another era now

Silver died on March 10 at the age of 90. The original store and the other Record Theatre locations are all closed.

Among the officials expected to attend the ceremony are Assemblywoman Crystal People-Stokes and Common Council President Darius Pridgen, along with friends, family and longtime fans.

Remembering Lenny Silver, music business maverick

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