Local Spotlight: The Record Ship

The Record Ship

The Record Ship

It’s been close to two years since The Record Ship opened at 230 N. Cleveland.

They are a family owned and operated independent record store in Wichita who buys, sells, and trades records, tapes, CDs and more. What they really specialize in though are vinyl records.

The Record Ship

If you didn’t know, vinyl is back and has been for some time. For the last two years, vinyl record sales have surpassed CD sales. And if you’re curious, people do buy cassette tapes. Nearly half a million were sold in the past year.

With the surging popularity of vinyls, it makes sense to have another record shop in Wichita and that’s where The Record Ship comes in.

The Record Ship carries new and used spanning all the genres, pop, rock, hip-hop, you name it.

It was incredibly nostalgic browsing through all the albums and seeing so many records I listened to as a child and into my teens, like Soundgarden, Nirvana, Alice in Chains and more. You could literally spend an hour or two just flipping through the selection.

There’s also 8-track, VHS and cassette tapes you can browse through.

The Record Ship is located at 230 N. Cleveland. Hours of operation are Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The shop is closed on Monday. For more information, check them out on Facebook, Instagram or visit their website. You can also reach them at 316-350-7485.

What’s your favorite find there? Drop them in the comments below!


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