The newest purveyor of vinyl’s global renaissance is Truth Vinyl, located at 300 E. Abram St. Suite 190 in Downtown Arlington. While it’s certainly a retail shop – with a selection of over 50,000 vintage and new records (plus knowledgeable support in purchasing sound systems) – Truth is also place where folks can come and stay awhile.
The in-house playlist, of course, is as wide as it is deep. There’s an elevated, modern soft-seating area at the back of the store that easily converts into a stage for live music. At the front of the store, three stylish listening stations with turntables and headsets allow shoppers to sample from the floor. All this is wrapped in a crisply contemporary interior design of white with pops of yellow.
Every inch of Truth Vinyl is in service to people who love music. Even the listening stations and record bins are like reverent pedestals.
“I worked in advertising for thirty years,” owner Ric Delzell told D Magazine in a recent interview. “I wanted to do something different. To me this was personal.”
Live music certainly finds its home at Truth Vinyl. Visit them between 5-8pm on Thursdays for a weekly open mike night, and keep an eye out for the various concerts on their modish stage.