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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Dead Wax Records Opens Its Doors on Cherokee Street

Posted By on Tue, May 21, 2013 at 7:04 AM

MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen

Last Saturday, Dead Wax Records (1959 Cherokee Street; 314-913-3692) quietly opened its doors for business, offering a few hundred square feet of neatly packed LPs for collectors and vinyl newbs alike to peruse. Shoppers and sun soakers have a new spot to stop in on Saturdays, and the small but well-stocked store offers a whole 'nother kind of "antique" down on Cherokee Street.

Dead Wax, a completely rehabbed space with plenty of DIY woodwork, comes from the combined efforts of long-time record collectors Tim Hendrickson and Jeremy Miller, who also co-owns the Mud House (2101 Cherokee Street; 314-776-6599) a block away.

"Jeremy's vision included another business on Cherokee for a long time. It was his vision and my little heaven," says Hendrickson. "I just couldn't be happier to be digging through vinyl and playing music all day."

Co-owners Tim Hendrickson and Jeremy Miller with a young record fan. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Co-owners Tim Hendrickson and Jeremy Miller with a young record fan.

Hendrickson got his start buying vinyl from mainstays like Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records at an early age. Since then his personal collection has grown to a few thousand individual pieces.

"I'm kind of the old dinosaur who wouldn't let go of his vinyl," Hendrickson, now 55 years old, says. "When I see twenty-year-old kids get excited about it, it makes me feel like we're doing the right thing... I kind of felt vindicated a little. The dinosaur was right after all."

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