Best Downtown Record Store

Honest John's Record Shop

Staff Pick

With the closings of Millennium Music and 52.5 Records in recent years, Honest John's is the only proper record store left on the Peninsula. John Pembrook started the business at a spot on the corner of King and Cannon streets in 1959, and he moved to the present location in 1965. Located in the Savopoulos building on Upper King Street, Honest John's doubles as a record store and TV repair shop and proprietor James Peterson has run the place for years, stocking an array of old 78 rpm, 45 rpm, and 33 rpm records. The current selection of used vinyl ranges from Beethoven to the Beatles, with a ton of jazz, blues, and soul in-between. They also carry cassettes, eight-tracks, and CDs. Turntable supplies are available as well.

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