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A new record store selling and spinning new and used vinyl is headed for Little Rock’s Hillcrest neighborhood.

Control Little Rock is set to open in the coming weeks as the owners and friends continue setting up the shop at 2612 Kavanaugh Blvd., which previously housed a real estate office.

For the past nine months, co-creators Wes Howerton and Michael Shaeffer have been testing the waters by selling records at various Little Rock pop-up events ahead of looking for a permanent space.

Howerton said it’s given them a chance to build a fanbase. He said pop-up customers have frequently asked him: “When are you opening?”

The store’s focus has been on finding quality records, such as rare or iconic albums, over quantity, Shaeffer said.

The opening is expected in the coming weeks, but a firm date hasn't been set.

Howerton said he plans to hold a soft opening followed by a larger opening party.


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  • Seitan
    April 17, 2019 at 12:23 p.m.


  • MaxCady
    April 17, 2019 at 12:42 p.m.

    Good luck to them. I used to live in Peaches and Discount Records.

  • Guest0987
    April 17, 2019 at 3:52 p.m.

    Good deal! It will be good to have them. I used to be a big Discount Record patron too. Miss that place.

    April 17, 2019 at 6:05 p.m.

    Oh, man...Discount Records!

  • Seitan
    April 17, 2019 at 6:18 p.m.

    You can now get remakes of the Discount Records & Peaches Records t-shirts at Rock City Outfitters online.

  • OCT
    April 17, 2019 at 6:49 p.m.

    ...yuck. It'll be a lame, hipster joint I'm sure. Maybe even full of overpriced thrift store junk, because all the millenials wanna hear some cracks and pops on their crowsley turn tables they bought at Target.

  • itryed
    April 17, 2019 at 8:42 p.m.

    Oct has a bug up his##*%!

  • Csveta7
    April 17, 2019 at 9:28 p.m.

    I count this a good news article.

  • Wolfwood
    April 17, 2019 at 11:22 p.m.

    No way it'll be as good as AR Record-CD Exchange...Been going to him for 35 years now, and if Bill can't find an album it ain't out there to be found