I've been working so hard on the coffee business for the past several years that I think I've neglected to share some other loves of mine. I love vinyl records. It's been a complete dream of mine since high school to collect and own all the Smashing Pumpkins on vinyl along side all of the Beatles vinyl. I always loved music and have spent thousands of hours searching and collecting my favorite tunes.
Over the years I loved Sam Goody, CD Centre, Virgin Records, Tower Records, Ranch Records and more recently Beat Pharm.
What I've noticed is that my favorite shops have closed and moved online. It makes me wish for more of the tangible 1990s and 80s. Music was physical. It spun on a record player or in a CD player. I enjoy the hunt. Flipping through bins. Ever wondering what will turn up next.
Perhaps out of a market demand, or my own absolute love for sharing what I like...I've placed my first order of brand new vinyl records for my little shop at 3rd and Main. Solar Roast Coffee will soon have a small selection of new and used vinyls. I'm working with my best friend Dave Ray of Beat Pharm fame to procure the finest classic vinyls to augment the new records.
I hope people enjoy flipping through the records nearly as much as I have enjoyed looking over lists of available albums.
Coming in mid October.
What's your favorite record? What do you want on vinyl?