My favorite record store is back in action! As I mentioned before, Time Traveler closed the longtime Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio location at the end of 2014, and after a bit of downtime, the store has returned at 118 West Market Street in Akron, Ohio. It is located right across the street from Dave Towell Cadillac, The Diamond Grill, and my alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (before anyone asks, yes I went to school with LeBron).
(For the sake of nostalgia, I won’t remove my original Time Traveler article. However, I have updated the address info etc. in that post to reflect the recent changes. While the location may now be different, almost everything else in the original article still applies, so check it out if you don’t know, or want to know more, about Time Traveler.)
By owner Scott Shepard’s own admission, the store is still a work in progress, but even at this early stage, a good deal of inventory is out, including new and used CDs (including dedicated sections to rock, classical, country, folk, jazz, blues and soundtrack CDs), new and used vinyl, and DVDs. Just like before, there’s a lot to take in!
Additional awesome news? The 40% off sale is still going, and is applicable on the vast majority of items for sale! No word yet on how long the sale will be continuing, but there is a lot of great stuff that made the transition to the new location, so take advantage of it while you can. Plus, new items and special orders have resumed (discount does not apply to those items).
Also for sale are a lot of the spare wooden vinyl/CD racks that were left over from the old store, $25 each (40% discount does not apply on the racks). Both my brother and I each got one for ourselves, and they make terrific displays for your collection.
Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier that the store is living on. I have been going to Time Traveler regularly since about 2007, and the amount of music I’ve gotten there in that time is astounding, and the amount of music knowledge I’ve gotten there in that time is pretty much incalculable. There’s a feel, an aura, that you can only get at a real record store, and it’s present at this new location in full-force.
So, Time Traveler is back up and running! Stop in and check it out!
Time Traveler Records is located at 118 West Market Street, Akron, Ohio 44303. The store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM. Phone # 330-819-8955.
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