6 Record Shops Worth A Hop
Who said vinyl records weren't a thing anymore?
By Jen Jones Donatelli
Vinyl fanatics are spoiled by Cleveland’s diverse record emporiums. Whether you're treasure-hunting for underground sounds or old-school standbys, we've got a record shop for that.
Head northeast of Downtown for Gotta Groove Records (one of the nation’s most well-respected platter-pressing plants--yes, you can schedule a tour, too).
Gordon Square’s Hausfrau Record Shop stocks new and old LPs spanning all genres.
In the funky Waterloo Arts District, visit used-vinyl haven Blue Arrow to revisit decades of music history. The floor of this music house--embellished in shellacked record covers--is worth the visit alone.
My Mind’s Eye in Lakewood is the go-to place for punk, metal and rock.
One of Cleveland's foremost record stores, Bent Crayon is known for containing some serious treasures when it comes to underground music.
Touting it's claim-to-fame as the oldest independent record store in the U.S., this gem along Coventry Avenue is the perfect spot for crate digging.
The Sounds of CLE
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