REDDITCH retro record shop Vintage Trax is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend – and everyone is invited to the party.
The independent record shop grew out of two pop-up shops in the Kingfisher Shopping Centre before finding a home on Birchfield Road, Headless Cross near the birthplace of Led Zeppelin drummer and famous son John Bonham.
Now customers come from far and wide as well as locally to browse the racks of records and cassettes as well as CDs.
“It’s not been an easy year by any means with rising costs and increased competition from record fairs and online sellers but we are holding our own,” said owner Ros Sidaway.
“There is no better experience than coming into a record shop and digging through the crates of albums and trays of 45s, and finding something you’ve been searching for.
“And customers can buy from us with confidence, knowing that if they are unhappy with the quality of the vinyl purchased, they can always exchange it or have a refund, if preferred.”
To celebrate the fifth anniversary, Ros will be hosting a day of music, special offers, giveaways and of course, a wide range of quality pre-loved vinyl records, cassettes and CDs on Saturday, February 15.
The fun starts at 10.30am and goes until 4.30pm with light refreshments available throughout the day, and yes, there will be cake.
Meanwhile, Vintage Trax 2, which recently opened on Market Walk in Redditch town centre, will be open to shoppers offering reconditioned turntables and HiFi separates, pre-loved guitars, music gifts, assorted CDs and a small range of vinyl records.