Skip's Records and CD World to close after 30 years

The owner hasn't announced their last day yet but said they could be open through August.

Posted: Jul 5, 2019 6:36 PM
Updated: Jul 5, 2019 6:36 PM

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plans go through. after 30 years in business the owners of a popular eugene record store are closing their doors. the owners say it's time for them to retire but as kezi 9 news reporter michael sevren shows they hope their customers still support other local record stores. sot it was just time and it was the hardest decision in my wife and i's life. since 1989 skip hermens at skips records and cds on west 11th has has helped music lovers discover new artists. but after 30 years, hermans says it's time for him and his wife to spend time more time with grandkids. but just because his store is closing he hopes his customers stll support other stores in the area like house of records in downtown eugene. sot: it's very important to have a good record store in every city and they are good people over ther. hermens say he and his wife have been thinking about retiring for years...and the store has been losing money. but he says he didn't want to disappoint the community and leave his nine employees high and dry. sot they're very important to me some of them have been here for 15 years. stand up: skip tells me they're not sure when they're last day will be right now but say they could be open for another months or maybe even longer. sot: you don't last for 30 years in town and don't make an impression i mean look at this place. it's fantastic. mark brower says the loss of skip's records and cd world is a loss for the community. sot: the amount of hours that've spent in here the amount of joy i get from siffing through all this kid of stuff you have to have a record store. hermens says customers and former employees have been stopping by since he made the announced on wednesday. he says he's not just shared his love of music with the community but made friends. in eugene i'm michael sevrne kezi
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