While most people today listen to their music on their smartphones or other MP3 devices, The Marvelous wants a revival of the old way of enjoying music. Furthering that revival, The Marvelous, a record store located at 4916 Baltimore Ave., hosted National Record Store Day on Saturday April 20th in attempt to increase interest in vinyl records.
“National Record Store Day is important for us, because for this day only big name artists either re-release old tracks on vinyl or release new tracks only on vinyl,” Marvelous employee Ginny McDermott said.
National Record Store Day, also provides Marvelous with an opportunity to reach out to more customers that ordinarily would not visit a shop like this.
“Today was my first time in the store. I only came in because I saw them advertising National Record Day and I was curious what it was,” Randy Goren said. Even though Goren does not own a record player he still purchased some records. “I can’t actually play the records I bought because I don’t have a record player but I am going to hang up the cases as decorations,” Goren said.
In addition to The Marvelous hosting National Record Store Day, Baltimore Avenue in Cedar Park had many other business events happening at the same time. Little Baby’s Ice Cream had the grand opening of their “Cedar Park Embassy.” Little Baby’s Ice Cream is a specialty ice cream store which specializes in both non-dairy and vegan ice cream.
Cedar Park resident Greg Mendez was very excited about having an ice cream store in his neighborhood that he can actually go to. “I am lactose, so I used to not be able to eat ice cream. But now that this place opened up right around the corner from where I live, I am going to be eating ice cream a lot” Mendez said.