Community Tries To Save Randy's Record Shop

Posted at 8:56 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 22:08:00-04

A Sumner County staple, Randy's Record Shop, is in jeopardy of being torn down, but the community has come together to try to save it.

Randy's Record Shop opened in the 1940's by Randy Wood. It quickly became the world's largest mail-order record company.

The vinyl shop also became a hangout spot for residents of all ages. It closed in 1991, but the building still stands -- barely.

Neighbors are afraid it'll be torn down. Lifetime Gallatin resident Johnny Griffin is trying to drum up support to help save the historic spot.

"it means so much to people. We're here in a small town, there's no putting it back. so i'm just trying my best to help it," said Johnny Griffin.

Griffin is working to contact the owner and possibly start a gofundme page to save the building. Griffin said he would love to see it open as a revived record store.