For the holiday season, we’ve transformed our street-facing front windows into “Elpee’s Beat Shop,” a unique record store that sells vinyl by its weight like a butcher would
meat. Customers first select the quality of records they want to buy, such as “Choice Cuts” for $1.46 per pound, or “Prime Beats” for $1.03 – then select how many pounds they would like to purchase. The vinyl is weighed out on a vintage butchers scale, wrapped in butcher paper, and tied up just like 1950’s neighborhood butcher might have done, only with the Beatles instead of beef.
The shop displays its records in a deli case - to keep the beats fresh, of course. It features hand painted signage, a massive chalkboard, over 1,000 albums, and even a handmade barn-farm turntable that plays a grass record with cows on it.
The idea for the Beat Shop was inspired by our surrounding neighborhood, Capitol Hill, and away to play homage to classic storefronts we never want to see disappear.
Elpee’s Beat Shop opens to the public Dec 13th. The store will be open for holiday shoppers M-F 9am – 4pm and on the following select weekends:
DECEMBER : Sat 14th (10am – 3pm) - Sat 21st (10am – 3pm)
JANUARY : Sat 4th (10am – 3pm) Sat 11th (10am – 3pm)