Bananas Music opens new store in St. Petersburg
For many St. Petersburg residents, the 22nd Avenue N corridor has long been associated with home improvement and fresh-baked Italian bread on Saturdays. Now it offers another diversion.
Bananas Music, a treasure chest of more than 3 million items and one of the world's largest repositories of vinyl music, decided to go mainstream — and has moved part of its operation to 2887 22nd Ave. N. In addition to being more visible, the new store has more than 10,000 square feet — much larger than the 6,500-square-foot shop at its 2226 16th Ave. N location.
"Half of our business is mail order and the other half is walk-in, so we saw the location on 22nd North in September and decided it was time to go back in a mainstream location," said Doug Allen, who opened Bananas with wife Michelle in 1977.
Want more info on Bananas' move to 22nd Ave. N? Sandra J. Gadsden's got the particulars.
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