Arts & Culture

Revolver Records Joins the Elmwood Village

Revolver Records is a record store with a long history. Phil Machemer, the store founder, began
by selling used records from the Peddlers Flea Market in 2012. Today, Revolver Records is a
brick and mortar store on Hertel Avenue, contributing to the street’s unique resurgence. With
over 20,000 records in stock, both used and new, Revolver is a music lover’s staple.

Today, the Revolver Records team is thrilled to announce that they are opening a location on
Elmwood Avenue. Visitors will recognize the distinctive fuschia building as the former Spoiled
Rotten.

Machamer shares: “I’m thrilled to be joining the business community of the Elmwood Village.
Revolver Records is a community staple and we thrive in walkable communities like Hertel and
Elmwood.

Of the idea that records are out of date, Phil says, “There’s nothing like sitting down to
experience an entire album on vinyl. If you haven’t tried it, come in! I’m sure I can convince you
to love them the way I do.”

Ashley Smith, Executive Director of the Elmwood Village Association, shared: “The Elmwood
Village Association is excited to see a small, local retailer of Revolver Record’s caliber opening
up on the Elmwood Strip. Revolver Records is moving in at a great time with energy and
momentum building on Elmwood Avenue. In recent months, we’ve seen the formation of the
Elmwood Strip Merchant Group, the Octoberfest events, and public art installations. We can’t
wait to stop in the new shop!”

To see the new space and welcome the Revolver Records to the neighborhood, look for their
opening on November 1st. If you can’t wait until then, you can visit them online or on Hertel
Avenue.


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