Last June it was announced that the artists and retail stores in the Murray Building were going to have to relocate due to the fact that the building is going to be converted into high-end apartments in the Warehouse District of downtown Peoria. Ribbon Records is one of the retail stores that had to find a new location and they recently reopened on the corner of Main and Sheridan, near Urban Artifacts, The Costume Trunk and they’re cata-corner from Broken Tree Coffee. That’s a familiar area for MBIP, so let’s go take a Shop Hop to Ribbon Records in their brand spanking new location!
There it is up ahead, the new home for Ribbon Records on the corner of Main and Sheridan.
I remember way back in the day when this location housed the head shop, The Good Seed, back in the ‘70’s! I used to buy rolling papers in here from my friend Sheila who worked there. Memories!
Well, now it’s Ribbon Records, let’s go inside and take a look around in the new store!
There’s a familiar face over there behind the counter...
It’s Matt, who we met on our last trip in the old Ribbon Records location over a year ago. Great to see him again and he told me I could wander around with the MBIP camera and so that’s just what we’ll do!
Even though the name of the store is Ribbon Records, they are much more than just a used record store. The front room is a vintage lovers paradise.
There’s a huge selection of vintage clothes and accessories to peruse in here...
Along with antique and unique furniture.
Wow, check out this old school jukebox, so cool!
A campy black velvet painting hangs on the wall over here.
The fanciest umbrellas in all of Peoria dangle from the ceiling in the back of the front room.
Yikes, these guys are freaking the fuck out of me, let’s just keep moving along...
Here’s a shot from the back of the front room.
I remember her from the other location! And if you need a dressing room...
There’s one right over here...
Okay, this has to be the greatest dressing room of all time! Jenny, who owns the store painted the walls in a Peter Max style and there’s a comfy, stuffed chair in the corner. Very nice!
There’s records in the front window...
And this room is loaded with vinyl!
Albums line the walls in cardboard boxes and wooden crates.
And there’s bins in the middle of the room with all kinds of musical choices to flip through.
In addition to albums, there’s also 45 records...
And a couple of crates of 78’s...
And there’s a case of compact discs over here.
If you want to listen to your records before you buy them, there’s a listening station over here complete with headphones to plug into.
One thing I love about going to record stores is looking at album cover art. This is a classic 1950’s jazz album by Stan Getz and Lionel Hampton.
As you can see, there’s a varied selection of albums to check out in here, clockwise from the top left: The Bar-Kays, Moby Grape, The Yardbirds and a Latin Dance album.
Shazam! Gomer Pyle’s even in here alongside Masako, The Souther Hillman Furay Band and The Lovin’ Spoonful!
Today Show Blast From The Past!
I put this up on facecrack last night, but in case you don’t look at the MBIP facecrack page, I thought I’d post it in today’s post over here too. It’s a video clip from when myself and Greg Owens appeared on the Today Show back in 1986 to talk about our Trivial Trivia game. I hadn’t seen this in decades, my brother Tom got some VHS tapes digitized by KW Digital Media and this happened to be on one of them! What a nice surprise and a real blast from the past!