Friday, January 11, 2013
Hard-to-find album for Idaho Statesman columnist found in Kent record collection
Thanks to a former Kent record store one Idaho man is reliving memories of Christmas past. Tim Woodward, a columnist for the Idaho Statesman newspaper, wrote recently about how Dorothy Peachock, whose husband Phil ran Spin-More Records in Kent, delivered to him the sweetest of Christmas gifts — an original copy of Christmas Joy, recorded in 1958 by George Melachrino and his orchestra. Woodward grew up listening to the album during the holidays. "The Christmas album of my childhood, the best Christmas album ever," Woodward writes. To read Woodward's full article in the Idaho Statesman click on this link. Spin-More Records closed in 2012 to make way for Jimmy John's. Customers who want to stay in touch can send an email to spinmorerecords@…
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Kent Patch gives you the editor's picks for top 10 stories of 2012.
Editor's note: after 30 years in business in Kent Spin-More Records shut down in March. The record store closed to make way for a higher-paying tenant, Jimmy John's, which had to move to clear the way for the new Kent courthouse. The sandwich shop has since reopened in the remodeled former record store. The store was among downtown Kent's longest-running businesses, and its departure is surely a sign of the digital age. For 2012, this story is one of my picks for top 10 stories of the year. RELATED COVERAGE:
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Record store closes after 30 years in downtown Kent to make way for sandwich shop
Phil Peachock has no hard feelings against his friend and former landlord. Still, having to move his record shop after 30 years in downtown Kent was not an easy task for him, his friends or family on Tuesday. "It's hard," Peachock said. "Thirty years ..." Peachock closed the doors at Spin-More Records for the final time Tuesday in the Kent Stage building. Peachock's friend and owner of the Kent Stage, Tom Simpson, told Peachock about a month ago he planned to lease the space to popular Kent sandwich shop Jimmy John's starting this spring. "He's a business man," Peachock said. "He's got someone else who wants to come in and pay more rent. That's fine with me. Business is business." The sub shop had to find a new place to make its "freaky-…
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Store owner hopeful to possibly reopen elsewhere in Kent this summer
The iconic, cluttered walls of Spin-More Records, plastered with loud images of bands and their album covers for 30 years, are all but bare today. The store where you could always count on finding that hard-to-find album or LP has joined a trend so many other record stores have followed in recent years: closed. Store owner Phil Peachock said today the move is a hard one after selling vinyl, cassettes and CDs in Kent for 30 years. But Peachock hinted at the possibility of another physical store front for the business, which now largely makes its money selling items online. "I'll always be doing this, in one way or another," Peachock said. Read the full story here on Kent Patch.