PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. - There's a local store inside Philipsburg mall that's not only surviving, but thriving.
We hear a lot about the struggles of the Phillipsburg mall, so it seems odd to find a store there that's doing so well.
"Every year it gets better and better," said Stephanie Nagy, owner of Spin Me Round Records.
"I have 3,500 square feet, it's been about four years and we're doing fantastic," she said. "Records are a lot more permanent than digital media. You download something, you don't own it."
She attributes a lot of her success to leveraging social media.
"I think a lot of it has to do with social media. We do a video every night for YouTube, Instagram, we have an email list. It's so easy now to connect with customers and let them know what's going on and what you're doing," Nagy said.
And on record store day, you can see that in action. The line wrapped around the mall.
"We've had a 20 percent increase. Month over year. Every single month," she said.
Which suggests small, local business may be key to revitalizing the mall. "I've seen a lot of great stores that I think would do well in malls," Nagy said.
And Stephanie is a prime example.
"I need to go bigger. I'm out of room again," Nagy said.
Of course, she's looking in the mall, in Philipsburg.
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