Best Record/CD Store St. Louis 2005 - Vintage Vinyl
6610 Delmar Blvd.
University City, MO 63130
Readers' Choice: Vintage Vinyl
It isn't quite Cheers, but the Loop outpost of Vintage Vinyl fosters a homey, open atmosphere that's a far cry from the snobbery of many indie stores. Whether it's the cheapo vinyl selection that resembles your parents' collection (lots of Phil Collins!) or the friendliness of patrons, the Delmar landmark encourages musical exploration. Entire sections devoted to local tunes, $1 underground mixtapes, plentiful used CDs and vinyl, local show flyers haphazardly affixed to shelves and workers who actually announce what's playing over the sound system and chat up customers about their purchases -- it all adds up to a shopping experience not even the iTunes music store can beat.