(now wearing snowshoes on my asymmetrical isolation feet)
Streaming gains another edge. The Exclusive Company, the goto source for vinyl in Wisconsin, is going to close all locations after the death of its founder.
After 66 years of bringing music and memories to generations throughout Wisconsin, it is with a heavy heart we announce The Exclusive Company will be closing all of our stores in the coming months. This sad development has come about due to the sudden passing of our founder and owner, James “Mr. G” Giombetti.
Mr. G opened the first store in his hometown of West Bend in 1956. From that day forward, The Exclusive Company became his one and only passion and purpose in life. Over the years he grew the business into a thriving chain of record stores, and endeared himself to his loyal customers and all who knew him.
Mr. G was often asked who his favorite artists were and he always gave the same answer; “anyone who records and/or performs with passion, makes the most of their talent, gives 100 percent at all times, and always gives the public their money’s worth.” That is exactly how he ran The Exclusive Company each and every day.
(Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast!)
I have actually visited their stores in the Appleton and Oshkosh locations.
Both had good selection of records of which I may have left with a few .
Think they had some of those shiny silver discs too😊.