Horizon Records is an independent music dealer located in three different locations in Greenville since it first opened in 1975, and remains a vital business in an age when stand-alone record stores are becoming scarce as hens' teeth.
In 1975, Gene Berger returned to Greenville, a 20-year-old drop-Greenville News-square-
The business later moved to a larger space on Pleasantburg Drive, and finally in 2003, to its current 5,000-square-foot location smack in the emerging arts community of North Main Street where it has survived and thrived. Occupying a vastly remodelled Amoco service station, with an adjoining cafe, originally the Blue Z Cafe, and now the Bohemian Cafe, the store features music of all genres in both compact disc format and trusty new and pre-loved vinyl. When the Clemson Wiki editor visited Horizon to gather some material for an Earl Scruggs radio tribute show on WSBF-FM, the owner was spinning Traffic's 1974 album "When the Eagle Flies", and there was ample selection, more than could be absorbed by the editor's meager budget, to fulfill the stated mission.
A relaxed Gene held forth behind his wood and glass counter, wire-rim glasses and balding pate and all, and surveyed the shop, chock full of vinyl, cds, and DVDs. A quiet room for classical material occupies one corner of the store, and one has to twist around a corner past the counter to get to the back room full of jazz. A dangerous place for a music lover on a limited wallet...
The store pays cash for unwanted records, LPs, CDs, DVDs, books, stereo gear "& music stuff."
The store occasionally features live performances.
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sundays 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The cafe is closed on Mondays.
2-A West Stone Avenue
Greenville, South Carolina 29609
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