Fans of vinyl and vintage audio equipment in the Loveland area are singing sad songs with the news that Downtown Sound is closing its doors.
Sitting on the east side of 4th Street in Downtown Loveland, Downtown Sound had a perfect location for what they did. The location, off from the main hustle and bustle of downtown, was kind of an 'odd' spot; but then, 'record stores' are kind of odd themselves, these days.
I'd heard that Downtown Sound is closing from friends, who have frequented the shop hundreds of times, so I reached out to the store via Facebook on Nov 1, 2021:
Hi Dave. Rogan decided not to continue DTS [Downtown Sound.] Since we still own the store we are deciding what to do now. Veronica and Ed Roth
'Rogan' refers to Rogan Magyar, who has owned Downtown Sound for over two years, after purchasing the existing business in 2019. He had been the owner of Kepstone Music, which was in the Orchard Shopping Center; he moved Kepstone into Downtown Sound, and started providing not just vinyl records, but also giving music lessons.
When I was young, growing up in Loveland, we had a Peaches Records and Tapes on the west end of 4th Street, where Cactus Grille is now. I wish I could remember one album or tape I purchased there.
I can tell you the last item I purchased at Downtown Sound- I got a great price on the Bruce Springsteen box set: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Live 1975-85. $20.
It will be interesting to see what the owners of the building do with the space. It probably won't become a coffee shop, Downtown has enough of those, now.
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