Connect Yorkshire member Sound Leisure, the world’s only manufacturer of vinyl jukeboxes, has collaborated with Leeds City Council and Victoria Gate Shopping Centre to run a six-week pop up store in the heart of Leeds.
Leeds-based Sound Leisure opened the celebratory pop-up store on Wednesday 7 March which will run for six weeks, closing on 18 April. The store features an array of Sound Leisure’s world-renowned vinyl, CD and digital jukeboxes, games room related products such as arcade game machines, as well as a series of new, innovative products that the company has developed.
Sound Leisure was formed in Yorkshire in 1978 and this year celebrates its 40th anniversary as a proud Leeds-based manufacturer, shipping its bespoke products globally to some of the world’s most prestigious locations. The family-run firm is the only manufacturer of vinyl playing jukeboxes and one of only two classic jukebox producers in the world.
The pop-up store will also host a variety of events to celebrate the businesses 40th anniversary as well as the Yorkshire manufacturing industry.
Managing director of Sound Leisure, Chris Black, comments:
“We’re delighted to have partnered with Victoria Gate and Leeds City Council to run the pop-up store throughout March and April. As a proud Yorkshire manufacturer which is entering its 40th year in business we’re really looking forward to celebrating and showcasing the truly unique products we create right here in Leeds.”
Councillor Judith Blake, leader at Leeds City Council, said:
“Leeds has a proud history of industry and manufacturing is a key growth sector for us, so it’s fantastic to see 40 years of world famous production from this city celebrated, and I hope this allows many more people to learn about it, visit the pop-up shop and see it for themselves.”
Richard Spencer, commercialisation manager at Victoria Gate adds:
“We’re really looking forward to having Sound Leisure showcase their world-famous products in Victoria Gate, we’re proud to welcome one of Yorkshire’s leading manufacturers to the shopping centre. The pop-up store brings something new to Victoria Gate and shoppers will be able to visit, see and trial the range of fantastic products that Sound Leisure is famous for as well as some new world-first products.”
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