If you are looking to buy a record store somewhere in LA, I suggest you get this one.
“I wasn’t earning enough money to support my family, so I decided to get some extra income by putting my record collection up for sale,” Gershenz tells NPR’s Scott Simon. “I opened the store, built some shelves with the help of a rabbi friend of mine and, little by little, the music took over.”
Gershenz turns 90 next month. He and his shop are the subject of a new short film by Richard Parks, Music Man Murray. The filmmaker says he first visited the store as a teenager.
“It’s kind of like a temple when you go inside,” Parks says. “It doesn’t feel like you’re in a record store. It feels like you’re in someone’s personal collection.”
There is a interesting video out there covering this story that is worth a view.