Old-School Record Shop Opens in Oak Grove

Ella Guru Record Shop quietly opened last month in the Oak Grove shopping center on Lavista Road.

A all-vinyl record shop opened quietly in Oak Grove last month. And it's more of a return than an opening.

Ella Guru Record Shop opened adjacent to Beer Growler Nation, replacing the closed Beehive hair salon at 2747 Lavista Road, according to Tomorrow's News Today.

From the TNT post, a brief history of this store as it has traveled throughout metro Atlanta:

Don Radcliffe opened the first Ella Guru in Vista Grove shopping center in the late 1990s. A few years later he packed up and relocated to the Publix-anchored Toco Hill shopping center. The store later expanded into a second storefront but in 2007, he moved once again. Subleasing a small space from an adjacent scooter shop, Ella Guru reopened on Elizabeth Street in Inman Park in late 2007. The store was not far from today's Victory Sandwich. When the scooter shop closed and Radcliffe was unable to negotiate a new economical feasible lease, he closed the shop in February 2009.

Read the full post for more information.

Do you still buy vinyl? How do you choose to listen to music? And will you shop at Ella Guru? Tell us in the comments section below.

Rand Cabus December 11, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Cheers to Don and Ella Guru's and wish them all the luck. It's better on vinyl!
Tom Doolittle December 11, 2012 at 05:06 PM
Hopeful that he's here to stay. Good news--maybe a sign of econ dev prospects for the village.
Noel Mayeske December 11, 2012 at 05:46 PM
I sure do still buy records, and I sure do buy vinyl - best way to hear it! It made my day when I heard Ella Guru was back. I'm hoping to stop by this weekend. Long live brick & mortar record stores - and physical music! - Noel Mayeske
Dale December 13, 2012 at 03:28 AM
We so missed Don and Ella Guru. Welcome back to the neighborhood and long live vinyl!


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