Whoa! We almost missed 52.5 Records’ 11th birthday! The local independent record shop opened its’ doors for the first time on February 21, 1997 at a very small room at 52 1/2 Wentworth Street. In 2000, the shop moved down the block to a location at 75 Wentworth St., just a block off of King Street. Proprietor Clay Scales reopened at his third location on Upper King (the old Peggy Dress Shop at 561 King St.) early last year.

Scales and his staff still stock a great selection hard-to-find punk, metal, indie, underground, vintage, jazz, soul, blues, etc. — and they host regular live “in-store” shows in the back of the shop under the old Peggy sign. Call Scales at the shop at 843-722-3525 and sing “Happy Birthday” sometime soon.

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