Recycling firm moves to The Victor

A lofty plan to honor the musical legacy of Camden’s Victor building is being scrapped as a recycling firm, EMR Eastern, is moving in. Located at Front and Cooper Streets, the historic recorded music building is where the Victor Talking Machine Company built a music dynasty in downtown Camden, churning out records and legendary artists such as Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday recorded for the label. Entrepreneur Graham Alexander, who launched a Victor-themed musical venue and archive Vault at Victor Records in Berlin, was among the tenants who had hoped to lease space in the Victor building. Alexander now plans to open a manufacturing facility in Merchantville this spring.

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