My Mind’s Eye Record Shop Relocating… and Expanding

They’re bucking the trend. For years, with Apple iTunes Store as the most popular music vendor in the world, record stores have been quickly disappearing from the cultural landscape.

However, citing a lack of space, one of Cleveland’s coolest record shops is closing their doors… only to open in larger digs a few blocks away.

In a few weeks, My Mind’s Eye will move (from their shop at 13727 Madison near Bunts in Lakewood) to 16010 Detroit, between Sweet Designs Choclatier and Steve Barry Buick. The old Detroit Avenue Savings & Loan Company building has been vacant for years, and will offer My Mind’s Eye additional space for their CDs, DVDs and huge vinyl collection. Next door in the same building, Tess’ Tender Touch are preparing to open their new space as well, offering handpainted glassware, cards, jewelry & gifts.

The recent resurgence in vinyl sales has been supported both by hipsters looking for Arcade Fire and Sufjan Stevens on high-quality vinyl pressings (which often include hi-res 320kbps digital downloads of the same album), to aging hippies and yupsters that managed to keep their old Technics 1200 turntables spinning, looking for the classic music of their youth.

In fact, it’s nice to see multiple generations of music lovers digging into the same stacks, discovering music and sharing their passion. The selection of both new vinyl and vintage LPs at a good price make My Mind’s Eye one of the region’s best places to spend an afternoon.

We’ll see you at their new shop soon!


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