Shane Davis (Public Records) Interview - WKCR 89.9 FM NY - Hunter Wolff

Hunter Wolff
24 Oct 202341:50

Summary

TLDRShane Davisは、デザイン、文化、ホスピタリティを融合したBrooklynのPublic Recordsについて語ります。彼はグラフィックデザイナーとしてスタートし、DJプロデューサーのFrancis Harrisと出会い、共に独特の空間を創造しました。Public Recordsは、植物ベースの料理、選曲された音楽、詳細な音響システムを提供し、会社員や地域の人々が楽しめる居場所を目指しています。

Takeaways

  • 🎶 Public Recordsは、ブロンクスのギャラリー、バー、ラウンジ、ナイトクラブの統合体で、デザイン、文化、ホスピタリティの異なる面をつなぐ場所です。
  • 🌿 プラントベースのフード、選りすぐりの音楽、詳細に設計された音響システムが1つの建築空間で融合しています。
  • 🎧 Shane DavisとFrancis Harrisは、音楽シーンで出会い、共通の価値観と興味を共有しながら、Public Recordsを創設しました。
  • 🏢 元ASPCA本部という歴史ある建築を再利用し、独特の空間として新たに生まれ変わりました。
  • 💡 Public Recordsのビジョンは、音響とコミュニティの力を通じて人々をつなぐバー・コミュニティ空間を提供することです。
  • 🌟 初期段階では、Shane Davisが空間のデザインと建築を手がけ、Francis Harrisが音楽とバーの運営を担当しました。
  • 🔊 音響設計にはDevon Turnbull氏が参加し、ARP(Arup)という国際的なエンジニアリング会社も協力しました。
  • 🎵 Public Recordsは、様々な音楽シーンを融合し、高エネルギーのナイトライフ環境とインSTITUTIONAL空間を併存させることを目指しています。
  • 🌱 将来のビジョンでは、ブロンクス以外の場所にもPublic Recordsの影響を与え、新しいプロジェクトを展開していくことを計画しています。
  • 🏗️ Shane Davisは、自信と自己信念を重要視し、新しいプロジェクトに取り組む際にはチームと協力しながら挑戦的なアプローチを続けています。

Q & A

  • 公共記録のビジョンとは何ですか?

    -公共記録のビジョンは、音声、コミュニティ、そしてホスピタリティを通じて人々をつなぐバーコミュニティ空間を作り出すことです。

  • Shane DavisとFrancis Harrisはどのように出会い、協力を始めるようになったのですか?

    -Shane DavisとFrancis Harrisは、共通の友人によって紹介され、音楽シーンで出会い、共通の興味と価値観を共有していることに気づき、協力を始めるようになりました。

  • 公共記録の空間はどのようにして生まれたのですか?

    -公共記録の空間は、ASPCA本部が建てた建物を購入し、Shane Davisがグラフィックデザインとホスピタリティの視点からデザイン・リノベーションを行ったものです。

  • 公共記録の空間はどのようにしてbrooklynの文化の一部となりましたか?

    -公共記録の空間は、独特の建築空間と高品質なカリキュレーションによって、brooklynの文化の一部となりました。また、様々な分野の人々がその空間を利用することで、自然なコミュニティが形成されました。

  • Shane Davisはどのようにして建築とデザインのプロジェクトに関与し始めたのですか?

    -Shane Davisはグラフィックデザイナーとしてスタートし、徐々にホスピタリティ関連の不動産開発プロジェクトにデザインと創造的な視点から関与していきました。

  • 公共記録の空間で提供される植物ベースの食はどのようにして決まりましたか?

    -公共記録の空間の創設者が音楽シーンや哲学など、多岐にわたる興味と価値観を共有していたため、植物ベースの食はその一環として自然となって決まりました。

  • 公共記録の空間が成功した要因は何だと考えますか?

    -公共記録の空間が成功した要因は、創造性とコミュニティのつながり、そして多岐にわたる興味と価値観を共有する創設者のビジョンにあります。

  • Shane Davisはどのようにして自分のキャリアを進めるつもりですか?

    -Shane Davisは公共記録の空間を通じて得た経験と知識を基に、今後もデザインとホスピタリティの分野で新しいプロジェクトに挑戦し、自分自身のキャリアを進めたいと考えています。

  • 公共記録の空間は今後どのような方向性を持ちますか?

    -公共記録の空間は、音楽やデザイン、建築などの分野で新しいプロジェクトに挑戦し、さらに多くのコミュニティとのつながりを目指していきたいと考えています。

Outlines

00:00

🎶 出会いとビジョンの誕生

Shane DavisとHunter wolfの対談が始まり、Shaneがデザインと音楽の融合を楽しむPublic Recordsの創設を振り返る。Shaneはグラフィックデザイナーであり、Francis HarrisというDJプロデューサーと出会い、共通の価値観と興味を持つ仲間となり、プロジェクトを始める。彼らは大規模な組織を作り出すのではなく、地域社会に貢献するコミュニティ空間を目指した。

05:00

🏢 歴史ある建物との出会い

ShaneがBrooklynにある歴史ある建物を見た際、その独特の建築様式とその精神に魅了された。その建物はASPCAの本部だったが、後に教会の管轄と弦楽器の修理店が入居。ShaneとFrancisはその建物をチェックした結果、コミュニティをつなげる音と交流の場所を作り出すことを決意し、Public Recordsのコンセプトが生まれた。

10:01

🍽 空間の多様性と共存

Public Recordsが提供する多様な空間と経験について、Shaneはディスカッションを続ける。彼は自分が関与したホスピタリティプロジェクトの経験から、新しい価値観を持ち込むことを目指した。彼らのビジョンは、一軒のバーやレストランの枠組みを超えた、より広いコミュニティのニーズに応えるものだった。

15:03

🎤 音楽と空間の調和

ShaneはPublic Recordsの音楽と空間の調和について語る。Francisの音楽シーンのバックグラウンドとDIY空間の影響を受けた彼らのプロジェクトは、多目的空間として機能し、日中のキッチンから夜のライブイベントへと変貌する。彼らの空間は、デザインと実用性のバランスを保ちながら、個性的な経験を提供する。

20:04

🛠️ チームの構築と協力

Public Recordsを成功させるために、ShaneとFrancisは素晴らしいチームを構築した。初めはDIY精神で全てを手作りし、後になってデザイナーのDevon TurnbullやARP(Arup)といった専門家と協力した。彼らのエナジズムと才能が空間に集約され、成功を収めることができた。

25:06

🌿 発展と新たな挑戦

ShaneはPublic Recordsの成長と新たなプロジェクトについて語る。彼らの成功は記録バーの流行にのっとり、しかし彼らは単なる記録バーを超えた。Shaneは、Brooklynの住宅プロジェクトやAustin Texasの新しい空間、さらにMiamiでのプロジェクトについても触れる。彼らのビジョンは、創造的なコミュニティを支える基盤となる空間の創造である。

30:09

🎨 創造性の多様性と自己表現

Shaneは創造性の多様性と自己表現の重要性を強調する。彼は、様々なメディアを通じて物語を伝えることの重要性を述べ、特にオンライン放送の経験が彼に大きな影響を与えた。しかし、彼はデジタルメディアが独自の価値を持っていると同時に、物理的な空間での体験の重要性をも語る。

35:11

🏗️ 建築と世界構築の夢

Shaneは、自分自身の建築と世界構築の夢について語る。彼は衣服デザインから始まり、映画、音楽、家具、ジュエリー、そして空間の創造に至るまで、多岐にわたる創造の道を模索している。彼は将来、自分の会社を持ち、これらの要素を一つのものとして統合することを目指している。

40:12

🎓 学びと成長の過程

Shaneは、学びと成長の過程について語る。彼は自分自身が学んだことを通じて、自信と定義を持ったアプローチの重要性を強調する。彼は、過剰な情報と比較を避け、自分のプロセスと哲学を信頼することの重要性を述べる。彼は、苦悩や不安を減らし、自分自身の創造の道を模索し続けることが重要であると語る。

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Keywords

💡Public Records

Public Recordsは、ブローoklynにあるレストラン、カフェ、バー、ラウンジ、ナイトクラブの総合的な空間であり、デザイン、文化、ホスピタリティの異なる側面をつなぐ場所です。この場所は、オーディオの力で人々に集められるコミュニティスペースを目指して創設されました。

💡Shane Davis

Shane Davisは、Public Recordsの共同創設者でもあります。彼はグラフィックデザイナーであり、Public Recordsの空間をデザインし、建築やデザインのプロジェクトに関与してきました。

💡Design

デザインは、形や機能を考慮して物品や空間を作り上げるプロセスです。この動画では、Public Recordsの空間のデザインが重要であり、音楽や文化の要素を融合させ、ビジョンを形作る上で欠かせない要素となっています。

💡Curation

キュレーションは、美術品、展品、音楽、イベントなどを選定、編み立てることを指します。この動画では、Public Recordsが提供する食、音楽、イベントなどが、高水準なキュレーションに基づいて選ばれ、組み立てられています。

💡Community

コミュニティとは、共通の利益や目的を持つ集団を指します。この動画では、Public Recordsが音楽の力で人々に集められるコミュニティ空間として機能することを強調しています。

💡Hospitality

ホスピタリティとは、人々に親切かつ心を込めて招待することです。この動画では、Public Recordsがホスピタリティの側面を提供し、来訪者に対して心を込めてサービスを提供することを示しています。

💡Adaptive Reuse

アダプティブリユースとは、既存の建物や空間を再利用することを指します。この動画では、Public RecordsがかつてのASPCA本部であった建物をアダプティブリユースし、新しい文化的な空間を生み出しています。

💡Collaboration

コラボレーションとは、異なる分野や分野を持つ人々が一緒に作業し、新しいアイデアやプロジェクトを生み出すことを指します。この動画では、Shane DavisとDJプロデューサーのFrancis Harrisがコラボレーションし、Public Recordsを創設する物語が語られています。

💡Music Scene

ミュージックシーンとは、特定の地域やコミュニティで共有される音楽のスタイルやカルチャーを指します。この動画では、Shane DavisとFrancis Harrisが音楽シーンの一部であり、その経験を活かしてPublic Recordsを創設しています。

💡Plant-Based Food

植物ベースの食品とは、動物性製品を含まない、植物から作られる食品のことを指します。この動画では、Public Recordsが提供するフードが植物ベースであることが強調されており、健康や環境への配慮を反映しています。

💡Sound System

サウンドシステムとは、音楽や音を再生するための装置や技術を指します。この動画では、Public Recordsが持つ詳細に調整されたサウンドシステムが、音楽の楽しさを高め、空間の質を向上させています。

Highlights

Shane Davis, co-founder and creative director of Public Records, discusses the concept and evolution of the unique space.

Public Records is a restaurant, cafe, bar, lounge, and nightclub in Brooklyn, offering a diverse and inclusive environment.

The establishment is a combination of plant-based food, curated music, detailed sound systems, and architectural beauty.

Shane's background in graphic design and his partner Francis Harris's music career played a role in the creation of Public Records.

The vision for Public Records was to create a community space centered around sound and hospitality.

The building that houses Public Records has a rich history, previously serving as the ASPCA headquarters and a music restoration shop.

The unique architectural layout of the building influenced the programming and design of Public Records.

Public Records was designed to be a versatile space with a focus on all-day community engagement.

The venue has attracted a wide audience, transcending the initial expectation of catering to a niche crowd.

The team behind Public Records aimed to create a non-derivative space that evolved organically from its inputs and values.

The collaboration with notable figures like Devon Turnbull for the sound system and Arup for engineering brought expertise to the project.

Public Records has become a cultural institution, inspiring other venues and remaining fresh through its DIY and experimental approach.

The future of Public Records includes expanding to other cities and exploring different types of projects while maintaining the core values.

Shane Davis shares his insights on the importance of conviction and self-belief in pursuing creative endeavors.

Public Records's approach to design and hospitality is driven by a desire to create immersive and meaningful experiences.

The transcript provides a comprehensive look into the philosophy and creative process behind a successful and innovative venue.

Transcripts

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[Music]

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Hunter wolf on wkcr 89.9 FM New York and

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I'm very happy to be joined in this by

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Shane Davis the co-founder and creative

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director of public records public

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records is a restaurant Cafe Bar Lounge

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and Nightclub in ganas Brooklyn it's one

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of my favorite places to visit it offers

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so much and connects different aspects

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of design culture and

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hospitality and that is exactly why I

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love it so Shane Davis welcome to wkcr

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and welcome to the show thank you good

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to be here so I'm really excited to have

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you here to talk about public records

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the space you've created and when I say

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it's one of my favorite places to go I

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really mean it and I'm always excited to

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share it with other people for me it's

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this perfect amalgamation of plant-based

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food highly curated music highly

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detailed sound systems and me much more

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than that and it all takes place in one

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architectural space a beautiful adaptive

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reuse space I really think public

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records is so unique and so rare and how

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it offers so much and connects all these

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elements in one space and I'm not sure

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if you could find this kind of place

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anywhere else in the world especially

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with this level of curation and Fidelity

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so I want to know what was the big

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picture vision for this entity public

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records in

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2017 that brings us such special and

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diverse experiences in

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2023 well thank you for the kind words

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um that means a

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lot I guess the question is how did how

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did we get started

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yeah um man how did we get started

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so I um as we discussed before I'm a

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graphic designer by trade um I got

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involved in sort of roundabout way in uh

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hospitality and and in sort of building

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uh Hospitality related real estate

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entertainment um projects from a design

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and a creative

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standpoint and um I met my now partner

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Francis Harris uh who's a DJ producer

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engineer um around 20 2016 I guess

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Francis had a long career in music um

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also had this sort of um career on I

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guess on the side in Hospitality has ran

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some really incredible beverage programs

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from um some iconic restaurants

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throughout the years and we were just

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both kind of in the music scene we're

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introduced by a friend um I was sort of

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at the stage in my career where I was

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interested to kind of do something um I

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don't know a bit more

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adventurous or um you know I was working

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on a lot of other people's projects and

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I was kind of ready to go off and and do

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my own thing and you know build

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something that was sort of uh you know I

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guess spiritually from my own mind more

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so than you know reacting to changes and

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problems which I think is great and

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interesting but whatever it was time my

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sort of that time in my career and um he

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was at the time of his career where I

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think he you know had really

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accomplished a lot in music but was

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looking to leverage his you know his

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abilities and his talents and his vision

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in really a new and a different way and

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so we kind of met at this very

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interesting time for both of us and we

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hit it off um and just shared a lot of

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interests and values you know with

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regards to music and philosophy and

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really just sort of all things and

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really quickly developed this really uh

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kind of beautiful symbiotic relationship

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um he's very different very very similar

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but also very very different um we sort

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of I think Inspire and ground each other

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in different ways and so we decided to

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do a project like let's do something you

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know and and honestly the idea was um we

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weren't like let's go build you know

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build this like big iconic you know

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space or organization it was kind of

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like let's do a project you know what I

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mean and you know this was pre the like

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you know record bars I guys or anything

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like the Thematic nature of any of these

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things um the idea was like let's build

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a great sort of you know bar community

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space um you know that had that is sort

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of centered around you know sound um not

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in a thematic way just in the way of a

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place where you know that brings people

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together through you know the power of

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sort of sound and community and

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Hospitality so it was never supposed to

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really be that big and um we around that

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time a uh someone some we knew um this

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real estate guy um basically came to me

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and like a lot of a lot lot of sort of

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people in that space were doing at the

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time um was like I have this crazy

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building that I want to buy you know I

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have no idea what to do with it um can

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you come check it out and um it's like

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yeah totally so went and checked it out

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I don't know if you guys know the

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history of the building but it was built

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as the ASPCA headquarters uh in the

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early 1900s the first ASPCA headquarters

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in Brooklyn um which it had remained

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until the 70s or the 80s when it was

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acquired by these two music um like guys

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one one guy was a church pipe organ uh

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restoration

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outfit and the other guy owned this

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really

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incredible um vintage string

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instrument uh restoration shop and

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Retail shop called

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retrofret um which was upstairs in the

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building that's the space that's now

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upstairs and so they owned and occupied

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this building with these two us the

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guitar store actually had it was like

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public facing you can go up there not

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many people knew about it only like the

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real guitar heads knew about it but you

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would like walk in the front door up the

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steps cross the roof open this door and

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it was just like a shrine of string

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instruments they had like an original

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jeno Reinhardt hanging on the wall we

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came to learn that like Paul Simon had

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mentioned this place in a song it had

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like this crazy cult following but like

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only really for the heads and because of

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that they would just have these like

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insane

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you know like, vintage guitar sitting on

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the floor cuz like people weren't just

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like stumbling in so we'd like walk in

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there and we just like pick up these

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insane guitars and you know mess around

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with them anyway I digress a bit but you

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know we went and checked out this

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building and we were just like whoa you

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know this is like really rare um

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obviously has an incredible history an

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incredible Spirit you know in terms of

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what's been you the activity that's been

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happening there since deception various

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forms and also just from an

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architectural standpoint such a unique

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building typology in New York you know

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you think of most buildings in New York

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you know Haden you have like the 25 by

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100 boxes for the most part some

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variation but like that's that's the

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main grid right and that's why most bars

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and restaurants are kind of laid out the

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same way because the parameters are kind

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of set you put the bar here the dining

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rooms there's really only limited

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variability unless you go to like a

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Midtown office building which is a whole

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different thing but this building the

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way it was laid out and I don't know ex

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like exactly how it was laid out for the

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ASPCA but you know we had this Garden to

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the side with these three giant trees

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and it was just incredibly unique and

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you know I toured a lot of buildings in

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my career and this was like felt like

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something that was really worthy of you

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know of

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intervention and um so yeah it was you

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know we really had no idea what we're

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getting ourselves into but like you know

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we got to do something here this and so

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you know the the history the building

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inspired the brand in terms of you know

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public service service and music

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inspired the name of the concept public

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records so it was born out of the you

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know born out of the building and um and

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so the first phase you know we've we

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we've been growing with the first phase

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with the cafe the bar and The Sound Room

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and um you know we sort of like carved

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these uses or sort of like articulated

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these uses out of this really

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interesting sort of envelope and Bones

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of this building and so the building

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very much informed the program and and

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and all that and anyway that that was

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kind of the origin story yeah I mean

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it's super great to hear that much

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detail and it sounds like you saw that

08:37

building and you that's maybe where the

08:39

vision started and you kind of fell in

08:40

love with it totally you know but where

08:42

did the where did food come into it

08:44

because you know you mentioned your

08:46

background and francis' background but

08:49

yeah where did food come in and you

08:51

worked in Hospitality but you know going

08:53

out and creating your own what kind of

08:56

sparked the sort of convergence between

08:59

you know music design architecture and

09:01

then food as well yeah I guess first and

09:05

foremost the idea was it was you know

09:08

aim to be a community space in the sense

09:10

that sort of on all day you could start

09:13

there in the morning Random Encounters

09:16

coming into people throughout the day

09:18

and find yourself there you know later

09:21

in the evening and then maybe there like

09:22

late night in the sound or was this sort

09:23

of like all day life cycle totally um I

09:27

like the idea of like whether it's a or

09:29

a city of it feeling like it's always on

09:31

in some way which creates its own

09:33

operational challenges but just like as

09:35

an intention that was the ideas it's

09:37

like it's always there it's living it's

09:38

breathing it's evolving it's like this

09:40

this sort of Perpetual like you know

09:44

organism um Francis grew up in the

09:48

hardcore scene in the midwest so he

09:50

spent like his college days in bands

09:53

touring and like spending a lot of time

09:55

at these sort of like hardcore DIY

09:57

spaces there was like a super kitchen

09:59

during the day and then it turns into

10:01

like you know a venue at shows at night

10:03

so that was sort of like you know a big

10:06

inspiration to us was those sort of like

10:08

multi-use spaces MH um which I think you

10:12

don't see a lot of especially in the

10:13

hospitality space everything is so

10:15

thematized and like programmed based

10:18

upon some sort of like oh it's a you

10:20

know it's a taco restaurant or it's like

10:23

you know it's a tasting menu as opposed

10:25

to this thing of like you know let's

10:27

throw some ideas and intentions and like

10:30

values into a pot and then see what

10:33

emerges and hopefully what emerges is

10:36

something that's non-derivative and

10:37

something new and this is like design

10:39

right like if it's too if you have the

10:42

answer from the start it's not

10:44

interesting right you have to kind of

10:45

like create certain inputs and see what

10:48

output comes out of it and I think that

10:50

was that sort of like no way of approach

10:53

was kind of our approach to like you

10:55

know investing in ttention and seeing

10:56

what manifests in the space yeah for

10:58

sure sure I feel like which sounds very

11:00

foolish in retrospect honestly when it's

11:02

coming it's you know a business Endeavor

11:04

but that was you know we were very

11:05

idealistic at that time yeah I mean I

11:07

think one of the things that makes it so

11:09

special and one of the ways that I sort

11:11

of advertise it to my friends it's like

11:14

you know you can go there whatever mood

11:16

you're in whatever you like to do when

11:18

you go out you can do at public records

11:20

it feels welcome to you know all kinds

11:22

of people no matter what your interest

11:24

is I'm kind of curious though like what

11:26

you've learned about your audience like

11:28

over years like who is coming to public

11:31

records and how are people using the

11:33

space yeah it's it's interesting I you

11:36

know at this sort of early stages when

11:39

we

11:40

were um you know aspiring towards some

11:44

sort of future

11:46

like we

11:48

definitely we definitely thought it was

11:50

going to be appeal to a bit more of a

11:54

like solely of vard crowd and you know

11:58

you know maybe it wasn't as weird as we

12:00

tried to make it or whatever well we did

12:02

something right or we did something

12:03

wrong but very quickly it was adopted by

12:06

you know um more than just the

12:09

experimental crowd or whatever you know

12:11

however you want to categorize that

12:12

crowd and thankfully cuz I don't think

12:14

we would have made it if it was limited

12:15

to that certain audience and that was

12:17

great it wasn't like we didn't intend it

12:19

to be exclusive we just kind of thought

12:21

that that's what who we going to be

12:23

connected to it but I think we learned

12:26

very quickly that you know

12:27

people people are smarter than a lot of

12:30

people give them credit for you know and

12:32

I think public records is Testament to

12:33

that that either people connected to you

12:37

know the environment and and the spirit

12:40

of it or you know it Inspire them to

12:43

feel different ways or think different

12:44

ways or or they didn't know really what

12:46

but they felt good there and I think

12:48

that was Testament to New York and um so

12:51

yeah that I mean the consumer the

12:53

customers are really all over the place

12:54

and know we love that and someone um

12:59

someone I forgot who it was someone was

13:01

it DJ was here from uh from Europe a

13:04

couple weeks ago um actually ran to her

13:07

in Detroit and she was saying that she

13:08

was she was at public records in

13:10

Brooklyn she's like yeah like um they

13:13

like you know it wasn't as like you know

13:16

super hip of a scene as I you know I

13:18

kind of thought I was like that's great

13:20

like that's not really what and it is

13:23

you know the scene's great and it feels

13:24

good and it's sort of self- selecting in

13:27

the sense that most people but for us it

13:29

was less about like how people look and

13:31

more sort of the type of energy that

13:32

they're bringing to the space yeah

13:34

definitely and you know there's so many

13:37

different aspects of the space um you

13:39

know food and design and

13:43

music um I'm curious to know what it was

13:45

like putting the team together to make

13:48

such a special space you know you have

13:51

incredible speakers designed by Devon

13:52

Turnbull you have architecture from

13:55

Lindsay Wickstrom and Mata Forma music

13:58

provided by the whole host of DJs that

14:00

come through that space and performers

14:02

as well I've been lucky enough to see

14:03

John car Kirby and Eddie Chone as well

14:06

as Benji b a few weeks ago um so yeah

14:10

what went into kind of like finding the

14:12

people to make this place happen and to

14:14

make it such a special

14:16

place early on there weren't a lot of

14:19

people um now we've you know it's grown

14:23

quite a bit but it was I mean very DIY

14:26

at first we were doing everything

14:30

um that wasn't really the plan but I

14:33

designed and and and pretty much built

14:36

the spa oversaw the build of the space

14:37

myself yeah um for various reasons and

14:41

um you know as well as doing all like

14:45

every piece of art in the beginning

14:47

stages which was which was a lot and

14:50

Francis was doing you know all the Music

14:52

Creation booking bar perent we had to

14:54

you know just had to be super DIY I it

14:56

wanted to be you know and um um you know

15:00

we w we I think you

15:03

know that was important for us as well

15:05

um to really have you know to be able to

15:08

define or help Define at least the the

15:10

um you know the early stages before it

15:12

kind of became its own thing um

15:16

Devin um was he kind of had a cold

15:20

following back then but he wasn't you

15:24

know blown up like he is now right and

15:28

um

15:29

he we met him through some friends he

15:31

was in Clinton Hill I was living in Fort

15:32

green at the time and um I remember we

15:36

were like we were debating between him

15:40

using his speakers and like he I I don't

15:43

really I guess he was in Supreme maybe

15:46

like he had there weren many commercial

15:47

applications of his speakers at the time

15:51

um just like his house like sick setup

15:53

he had at his house and we're we're

15:55

deciding between him and this like his

15:58

company team PPI which we also really

15:59

highly respect um more commercial you

16:02

know they had done some things and you

16:04

know we were like by the time we were