A city known for its musical history now has a place to rediscover some of that vinyl nostalgia.
Falling Star Records recently opened at 362 Second St. next to the Cox Capitol Theater, offering new and vintage vinyl records for music lovers, according to a statement.
“My parents owned and operated a record store on Vineville Avenue while studying at Mercer University,” said Wes Griffith, co-owner of Creek Media LLC, the company that owns and operates 100.9 The Creek FM, 11th Hour and now Falling. Star Records. “It’s an honor to come full circle and open a vinyl store in downtown Macon under the same name – Falling Star Records.
“Vinyl is making a comeback and we are excited to help develop vinyl culture in Macon. “
The store is normally open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday. It’s Closed Thanksgiving Day.
“Vinyl records have been my passion and hobby for years,” Tony Doolin, record store manager, said in the statement. “Collecting and listening to records is a way of life and a musical experience in its own right. Falling Star Records is an extension of the music we already run on 100.9 The Creek.
In addition to vinyl records and turntables, the display case also features pieces by local artists. Today in the shop are works by local artist Priscilla Esser featuring notable musicians who have played a role in Macon’s musical history.
This story was originally published November 22, 2017 1:30 p.m.