Are you a lover of vinyl records or a collector maybe? If you are then The Record Box in George Yard ,off the High Street, is an Aladdin’s cave for you to browse around.
Owned by Phil Nightingale, the shop has been open for three years. Phil stocks all types of music – in his words “from ABBA to Zappa”
He has been a dealer of toys and collectibles for 38 years since he was 18. Previously he has had shops in both Torquay and Newbury.He started out selling only toys, moving on to records and other collectibles but these days he deals mainly in vinyl albums and singles although he does have a small selection of collectible toys for sale in the shop.
It’s amazing how much stock he carries within such small premises.
Phil, as you can imagine is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of music. There is nothing he enjoys more than chatting to his customers about this.The stock is very well organised in alphabetical order so it’s easy to find that album or single you’re searching for. Phil’s slogan is “ Try before you buy”. Every disc and cover is checked for scratches and marks before it goes on sale so you can always “ buy with confidence”.
The Record Box is the only shop of its kind in Andover and as such has plenty of regular customers looking for a specific item, as well as new ones just hoping for an unexpected bargain. He also offers a Loyalty card scheme. Everyone is made to feel welcome by down- to-earth Phil so next time you have a spare few minutes pop in and have a chat and a laugh with him and who knows what musical memories will be stirred up !
The Record Box is open Tues-Sat 10am-4pm.