So This Really Is The End....

Hi All,

Just thought I'd take a minute to share. Since 1976, I've been a customer of a  record store in the University of Cincinnati area called Mole's Records. The store has been in existence for over forty five years. Tonight I've just come home from the party celebrating its final day. I'm sure the party is still happening but I decided to exit, as a flood of memories leaves me with the need to pause and reflect. Whenever I would catch a show at a small venue called Bogarts (Todd Rundgren, Butthole Surfers, Warren Zevon, etc...) I'd first stop in and B.S. with the owner. As a teenager, I never really had any money so I wasn't buying records or CD's until the mid 1980's but that was all -right by the owner and I know I was just one of many who would do the same thing. The store was small but they had a good distributor and I could buy boutique audiophile CD's and vinyl like; Audio Fidelity, MOFI, Analogue Productions, record store day releases, and used originals. If they didn't have it, then I could typically place an order and get it within a couple of weeks. My last purchase was the Analogue Productions Hybrid SACD of Steely Dan's 'Two Against Nature'. Great sounding mix by the way! Of course, we still have record stores in this relatively small mid-western town but Mole's was the oldest store still in existence. And I have to honestly say, I'm not exactly sure how these other record stores can financially make a go of it. I'm now at a place where I'm totally relying on  downloads, internet orders and Qobuz. Anyway, just feeling sentimental so thanks!



Whew! Really had me concerned there for a minute.

From the OP’s title, I thought AudioGon was going to ban any future discussion of audiophile fuses on this forum.



@asvjerry -- Asheville is an ABSOLUTE must visit!  Beautiful scenery, and tons of lakes with 10 pound largemouth swimming in them and 5 pound smallmouth.  Not to mention truly Trout unlimited. 


Asheville is now challenging Portland, OR, for the Micro-Brewery Capital of the U.S.  So many breweries your head will spin....literally.   And the iconic Orange Peel music venue.  I love stopping in A-Town on my way to Knoxville. 


i am curious of what you spoke about referencing to me in 72 ?



@mahgister thing in common is 72...👍 ...but refuse to do ’gracefully’....

Man I feel really guilty. With the exception of 6 years or so in the late '80s early 90s I've lived here all my life and had no idea moles was still open. I definitely would have checked it out. As far as the old school holdouts everybody's records is my go-to although I do a lot of business with spiral groove and the morrow audio store across the river. I spend at least $200 a month on vinyl exclusively and would have been happy to throw some of that business their way. You mentioned Bogart's, thanks for the memories. I saw countless bands there usually just wondering in off the street. Robin Lacey and dazydeco.. psycho dots.. midnight on Vine.. my favorite was a dead cover band called the spirtles out of Indiana