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Record Store-Bar Combo Readies for Downtown Detroit Debut

Paramita Sound starts hosting previews this weekend

Papered over windows at Paramita Sound feature printed signs reading “coming soon” with a neon sign that says Record Shop + Bar.
Paramita Sound is located next to Social Club Grooming Co. at the base of the Siren Hotel.
Brenna Houck
Brenna Houck is a Cities Manager for the Eater network. She previously edited Eater Detroit and reported for Eater. You can follow her on the internet at @brennahouck.

More than a year after closing up shop in West Village, record store Paramita Sound preparing to reopening in downtown Detroit with a wine bar. Partners Andrey Douthard, Anna Atanassova, and Zach Poley confirm to the Detroit Free Press that the new location will host previews at the base of the Siren Hotel on this weekend, with an official opening on Friday, September 6.

Paramita Sound got its start in 2014 in West Village selling records and holding monthly music events, but noise complaints and low sales forced the shop to move on in 2018. The group is adding a beverage component to the record store to make the business more financially sustainable. At the new 650-square-foot space inside the Siren, Paramita will feature room for DJs, records, and a 15-seat bar serving 30 diverse wines and a handful of beers. Atanassova, whose headed bar programs at Flowers of Vietnam and Rock City Eatery, is taking the lead with the menu.

The opening of Paramita Sound closes the loop for now on the wide range of bars, restaurants, and stores opening in the Siren Hotel. An as-of-yet-unnamed rooftop bar is still in the works, according to the website. On Thursday, chef Kate Williams and Matt Wang’s second Siren Hotel project Karl’s opened on the second floor of the hotel and Sid Gold’s Request Room debuted on the alley side of the building in July. The Siren is also home to barbershop Social Club Grooming Co., Candy Bar, Populace Coffee, and Albena.

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Paramita Sound

1517 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

Candy Bar

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

The Siren Hotel

1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 (313) 277-4736 Visit Website


1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 Visit Website

Populace Coffee

1509 Broadway St., Detroit, MI


1509 Broadway Street, , MI 48226 (313) 855-2757