Update, March 20: Waterloo Records has now closed and stopped its curbside pickup service, but will continue selling music online. The official announcement on the store’s website:
"Unfortunately, the store is now closed as is our previously announced curbside pickup. However, we are available for your internet mail order shopping needs at WaterlooRecords.com where all purchases above $35 ship for free via media mail. We will be reopening as soon as it is safe to do so for our staff, customers and community."
Previous: Waterloo Records, winner of the Austin Music Awards’ best record store category every year since it opened in 1982, is closing its doors to the public through March 29 amid the coronavirus pandemic but will offer curbside service via online and phone orders, the store announced Monday.
In related news, this year’s annual Record Store Day shopping event for special releases has been postponed nationwide this year until June 20, RSD officials announced Monday.
Waterloo’s announcement included the following details for curbside-pickup ordering:
"Curbside service will be provided by a small crew at the store each day from 10am-7pm Mon-Sat and 11am – 7pm on Sunday. Simply call us at (512) 474-2500 to place your order and a staffer will bring your LP/CD/Video out to your vehicle. For this service we are only accepting credit card payments. In addition you can shop us at WaterlooRecords.com where orders over $35 ship media mail for free. You can also shop with us through our Ebay, Amazon, and Discogs stores. Links to those stores can be found on our homepage www.waterloorecords.com.
Any and all patronage and/or socialing of these purchasing alternatives is enormously appreciated. This temporary closure, done in the interest of community health, is a hardship on our staff and we will reopen as soon as we know we can provide a safe environment for them and you. Meanwhile we are providing limited hours here for those staffers choosing to work, along with earned and borrowed paid time off, and continued healthcare insurance."