Operators announced the closure of the shop at 1832 Coventry Road in a Friday, Nov. 25, Facebook post:
Today I come to Facebook with a heavy heart. After much calculation, consideration, & deliberation we have decided to close the doors on our long standing beloved brick & mortar store- Record Revolution.
This decision did not come easily. We have enjoyed being a member of the Coventry community with it’s spirit of entrepreneurship, diversity, & encouragement of free thought and expression, for 55 years. Through those years, we have made many fond memories & personal connections with you, our valued customers. Without your support we never would have made it this far. So, a sincere & heartfelt thank you to all of you for this amazing experience of a lifetime!
The store, established in 1967, offers thousands of vinyl records, vintage poster prints, T-shirts, body jewelry and smoking accessories, along with “a full line of boutique-style clothing and jewelry,” according to Destination Cleveland.
Beginning Monday, the store will close one hour earlier each day. It will be open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
The store’s last day will be Dec. 31.
Monday, FOX 8 caught up with some customers who visited the store after the news broke.
“Unfortunately, as everything goes, it comes to an end,” Cleveland native John Kristofeld said. “After 55 years, I thought I would stop here before it closes.”
“It’s a shame because I thought albums were coming back in,” Wickliffe resident Eric Mazelis said.
“I’m losing a piece of my youth,” Mazelis said. “I remember it when I went to Coventry Elementary, and then it opened a little while after that when I was in junior high or high school. It was a neat place to stop in all the time.”
“So, post pictures, come into the shop and say hello or goodbye, give a hug, handshake or a wave and know that you’ve been part of something truly special and that you will be missed,” the post reads. “Goodbye for now and have a wonderful holiday season.”