While the music business has struggled in recent years, a local Nashville record store is finding success and planning an expansion.
Grimey's, which is located on 8th Avenue, is planning to expand into a 6,000 square foot building next door to its current location.
Grimey's owner Doyle Davis told Nashville's News 2 that the expansion is possible and even necessary due to the renewed interest in vinyl records.
"What's changed with vinyl is that they make a lot more of it. So it's a lot more titles for me to sell," Davis said as more than a dozen shoppers thumbed through the music Friday afternoon.
He continued, "Vinyl is our best selling format. Last year was the first year vinyl surpassed CDs both new and used."
Davis said the primary customer and buyer of vinyl records are people in their teens, 20s and 30s, many of which were not born when vinyl records started to decline as compact discs were introduced.
The store owner told Nashville's News 2 the new building includes an upstairs and large basement area which will allow him to keep records customers continue to trade in, as well as give him more space for special events.
"Everyday it's busy with people coming in and out shopping, but when we have events in the store that's anywhere from 100 to 200 people and when we have events outside that could be thousands," Davis said.
Davis said he hopes to open the new record shop, which will include a coffee bar and bookstore in late October or early November.
Grimey's is set to have a Black Friday sale this year as well.