According to a post last week on Sacramento Press, midtown will soon have a new vinyl record shop, Phono Select Records. The store will open in September on K Street, and is being led by a longtime buyer for Tower Records and his business partner.

Sacramento Press writer Suzanne Hurt describes the planned store, noting it will carry local bands and small labels:

"More than half the inventory will be vinyl records — about 5,000 to 6,000 will be 33s or "long-playing" records (LPs), and about 1,000 will be two-song 45s. The store at 2312 K St. will stock almost as many CDs and a smattering of cassettes, which are seeing a revival among indie rock labels. About 70 percent of the merchandise will be used.

"A lot of LPs are being reissued now. Some of those have thicker, higher-quality vinyl and better sound, making this a good time to buy records, Basi said.

"The roughly 1,200-square-foot store will contain listening stations with phonographs, cassette players and CD players. The store will sell more than music. Phono Select will carry old and new posters, books, magazines, T-shirts, band buttons and pop culture curios."

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